Hofmockel John L. "Jack" SCRIPPS RANCH -- John L.Hofmockel, LCDR USN RET. Jack Hofmockel, age 85, devoted husband, father, and grandfather, passed away October 12, 2013. Survived by Gladys, his beloved wife of 62 years, siblings Gerald, Kendall, Donald, Carolyn, his children Jeff, Dave (Jo), Jane (Gary), John Jr. (Marcia), Glenn (Mary), Carol (Hannes), Mary (Dan), and nine grandchildren. Jack was born and raised in Sunman, IN. Jack was a 1951 graduate of the US Naval Academy and held master's degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School and USC. As a Navy pilot, Jack commanded blimp patrols along the east coast. His 20-year Navy career included duty at the Fleet Computer Programming Center, Pacific and he later enjoyed a civilian computer science career for an additional 23 years. He was deeply loved by his family for his constant support, faithfulness, and humility. He had a thirst for knowledge and was an avid reader and sports fan. Interment will be at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the Aurella Hofmockel Memorial Scholarship Fund or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Oct. 20, 2013.