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Richard M. Hoch

March 07, 2003

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Richard M. Hoch, 75, of 10995 Orchard Road, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Manorcare Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Jan. 23, 1928, in Markes, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry M. and Muriel Lemaster Hoch.

He was a graduate of the former Lemasters High School.

He retired in 1972 from Seagram's in Williamson, Pa., as a truck driver. Earlier, he was a truck driver for Wishard's Trucking in Marion, Pa. He also had worked at Corning Glass Works in Greencastle, Pa.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy M. "Dolly" Linn Hoch, whom he married April 21, 1946; three daughters, Diane L. Sites of Fannettsburg, Pa., Denise D. Rexrode of Greencastle, and Deidra C. Davis of Carlisle, Pa.; one son, Richard M. Hoch Jr. of Pinellas Park, Fla.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

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Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg. The Rev. Roy E. Brake Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Stenger Hill Cemetery, Fort Loudon, Pa.

Visitation will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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