John M. Hoke
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HOKE, John M. 8/20/1931 - 3/26/2012 Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 26th at the University of Michigan Hospital surrounded by his loving family. John was born August 30, 1931 in Darke County, son of John Moses and Mary Hoke. John married the former Patricia Saben on November 22, 1952. He is survived by his four children: Terre Manning (Alan), Jon Hoke (Jody), Brady Hoke (Laura), and Heidi Thomas (Greg), and 11 grandchildren. Alison Leever (Matt), Nicholas Manning (Suzy), Natalie Snell (Jarrett); Mallory (fiance Mark Laumann), Kyle, Carly and Kendall Hoke; Kelly Hoke; Hayden, Quinn, and Brady Thomas and great-grandchildren, Olivia Leever and John Manning. John graduated from Miami University and attained his masters degree from Xavier University. John worked in the Mad River School District where he served as a teacher, coach, and administrator for 15 years. John then owned and operated a school photography business for many years. John's commitment to and love for his family were felt by all. On behalf of John, his family would like to thank all of those who touched his life and the lives of his family. Pat and their children would like to express how blessed they have been to have had him as a loving husband and father. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Faith Lutheran Church in memory of John M. Hoke. John is survived by Basil and Phyllis Morrison (sister-in-law), Phyllis and James Harwood (sister), Dona Ignet (sister), Shirley Hoilman (sister), Janice Davis (sister) and preceded in death by brother Gerald, and sisters, Lois Branigan and Marijean Stiefel. Memorial services will be Sun. April 1st, 2012, 1:30pm, Faith Lutheran Church, 3315 Martel Drive, Dayton, OH. Visitation 1 hour prior to services (12:30-1:30pm)

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Mar. 29, 2012.
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March 23, 2019
Uncle John, heaven is a better place with your unforgettable presence and wonderful smile, where we all will be back together again someday.
Sean Branigan
April 13, 2012
Pat to you and your family,our thoughts and prayers are for you and your loss.
John was a very special person,I remember volly ball at the swim club,and bridge in the neighbor hood,Norma and i always felt special
with you and John.
Norma & Ed Porter Bradenton ,florida
Norma & Ed Porter
April 12, 2012
My Symmpathy to all of the Hoke family. A great man who will be missed by many. One of my fond memories is riding to Catechism early Saturday morning with him and Jondy during 7th and 8th grade....none of us wanted to be up that early. Oh the many school pictures that he took, boy did I feel special knowing the photographer!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
Denise Shelton Innes
April 10, 2012
Our prayers go out to all the Hoke family. John was a good man, and we are certain he is in heaven watching Miss Terre's dance students while wearing his Chicago Bears hat and maize and blue robe. God Bless you all.
Jim Gridley
April 1, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Hoke was a coach and teacher at Stebbins High School during my years there, and he was well-liked and respected by everyone. God bless your family.
David Bell, Class of '65
David Bell
April 1, 2012
Your father was a great influence on my life during high school. He will be greatly missed.Condolences to you and your family.
Michael Snyder
April 1, 2012
Dear Heidi and Family, It was so sad to learn of your father's passing. But I know you all have been there supporting and loving him through his struggle. He loved you kiddo and loved your boys! Truthfully you could see how much he loved all your family with each day of how he spent his life. You were very blessed to have such a wonderful father. Please give your mother a hug from me. I have her and all of you in our prayers during this difficult time. Love- Marcia, Bill and the kids
Marcia Buzzell
March 31, 2012
Dear Aunt Pat, Terre, Jondy, Brady, Heidi, and families. We are so saddened by the loss of dear Uncle John. John and I will see you at the service. Erica & John
Erica Dickerson
March 31, 2012
I send my family and my condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Your old friend, Joe Wildermuth
March 30, 2012
Deep Sympathy for the Hoke family. Sorry to hear you lost your father. Our prayers are with all of you. Your old backyard neighbors.
The Westbeld Family
March 30, 2012
Marianne and I were so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was such a great guy. The best compliment I can pay is I always looked forward to his visits. He was great to be with. You both have done a great job with your family. Much to be proud of. Marianne & I are in Florida so will not be able to be with you Sunday. You and yours will be in our prayers and thoughts thru this difficult time.
Bob & Marianne Jones
March 30, 2012
To the Hoke family:
I pray peace and comfort over the entire family and may God bless each and every one of you!
Don T.
March 30, 2012
brady~so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. i will pray for your entire family. I know your father is in heaven watching down on his kids and just smiling. he'll always be the "angel on your shoulder." And when you play your ball games. he will being up there rooting for you. At least you can take comfort in knowing he is in heaven.
melanie greathouse
March 30, 2012
Terre, Al, Alison, Nic, Natalie and the rest of the Hoke family, my thoughts and prayers are with you as your angel enters into heaven. He was an amazing father, grandfather and friend. Terre I will always remember your dad and how proud he was of you and to all of us dancers and extended 'family'. Peace be with you.
Nikki Smith
March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012
Pat and family, Skip and I were so sorry to hear about your loss of a great husband and father. It is not too often that someone has the same boss in two different jobs, but I was lucky to have had John as my boss twice. I will always remember what fun I had doing school pictures - even getting up at four in the morning. John always made it interesting and sometimes very challenging but always FUN. He introduced me to the world of little plastic combs, cinnamon buns at Germantown High School, every school in Defiance, Ohio, and fried bologna sandwiches, just to name a few. I hope that he was able to enjoy some of last fall's games at Michigan. I have impressed my Michigan friends with my connection to the father of Michigan's football coach. I remember the many times John and I spent talking sports. I'm sure he was as proud as can be of his big family. He talked about family a lot and seemed to really enjoy being the patriarch.
Sue Hapner
March 29, 2012
So sorry for your loss. Will keep your family in my prayers.
March 29, 2012
To all...I am sad I didn't keep up with John through the years. A good man.. Who along with Pat raised 4 great kids. There can be no finer praise. He was an influence to me... Helped me in my career....Pat, Teri, Jon, Brady, and Heidi... You all in my thoughts...John, thanks again...
Ed Robbins
March 29, 2012
To the Hoke Family: Please accept our deepest condolences and we pray for all of you during these trying times.
Barb and David Musgrave
March 29, 2012
Love to all of you. I keep thinking about when Mr. Hoke came up here to Oregon to meet with my principal about school pictures. My principal was trying to introduce him to me, and he said, "Leigh? Well, I've known her since she was knee high to a grasshopper. I probably changed her diapers!" It was a little hard to look professional in that meeting, but it did my heart good. I loved him like my own family.
Leigh Perkins Kesling
March 29, 2012
The Hoke Family and Friends,
No matter the circumstances, the loss of a loved one is the most difficult. Our deepest sympathy to all your family.
Dennis & Susan Ream
March 29, 2012
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. We had such a nice talk sharing stories about his wonderful family, the fun had with my mother-in-law at Beverly Garden's School when she was principal, and, of course, the great pictures he took at the recitals. He had such a good outlook and trust in Dr. Romer and along with your Mom gave very meaningful words of hope. I will be forver appreciative of that time spent with the both of them. You were blessed to have such a fine father.
Pat Rasnick
March 29, 2012
We are so sorry to hear about your husband, dad and grandfather. Our heartfelt sympathies, Leslie, Pete and Nick Munger
March 29, 2012
Our thought are with your family during these difficult times.

Bob & Nancy Babich
Nancy Babich
March 29, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle John. I will always remember My uncle John as a happy man with a big laugh. I remember when we all we all used to get together as families when we were young. I will always keep those happy memories of all of us growing up. (such a long time ago) I wish you guys the best.
Sean & Lisa Branigan
Sean Branigan
March 29, 2012
The Hoke family will be in our prayers! Keep your head up Coach.
Eric Downey
March 29, 2012
Dear Aunt Pat, Terre, Heidi, Jondy, and Brady--When I was a tiny little girl Uncle John gave me a nickname. And even as I grew older, he still called my by it. That nickname is part of my email address, it is my my Susan G. Komen Team name, and I have local friends who will often call my by it. Although I can no longer speak with Uncle John, he will ALWAYS be with me and be a part of me.
March 29, 2012
Brady & Laura - thoughts and prayers are with you, and your extended family.. Hoping your memories sustain you at this time and forevermore.
Joan Gaudion McKinney
March 29, 2012
The Hoke Family,

Mr. Hoke was such a well thought of teacher in brothers had him as a teacher and thought highly of of the greatest of teachers!! One more STAR in Heaven!!


Lucy Thies Howard
March 29, 2012
I want to express my sincere condolences to the Hoke Family. He loved and was very prideful of his family. John was a gem of a person, and I am lucky to have gotten to know him. As a sub in the Mad River District, he truly made our days better when he was in our building. He had a unique way of dealing with students. I know our student's appreciated his straight forward style. I'll always miss you John!!!
Skip Carter
March 29, 2012
Pat & Family,

Uncle John was truely one of a kind. We will always remember his laugh. He loved his family and they all loved him. Lois loved her baby brother.
Our prayers are with each of you.
Pat & Linda Branigan
Pat & Linda Branigan
March 29, 2012
To the entire John Hoke family, I send my condolences. I remember Mr. Hoke as such an honest and funny individual. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Jeff Dover
March 29, 2012
RIP. Uncle John. I am going to truly miss you. You were the greatiness uncle.
I will miss our phone talks. I am going to miss our football talks. But most of all I am going to miss you.
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