William O. Hoch I, 81

August 29, 2009

APRIL 5, 1928-AUG. 28, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. - William O'Dell "Bill" Hoch I, 81, of 127 S. Vermont St., Williamsport, Md., died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md.

He was born April 5, 1928, of Hagerstown, Md., to the late Austin Beard Sr. and Mary Helen Cromer Hoch.

He was employed by Baker Driveway of Hagerstown, Md., until retiring in 1980.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines.

He was a member of Christ Reformed UCC of Funkstown, Md.

He was a member of Retired Teamsters Local 992 of Hagerstown, Md., IORM Tribe 84 of Williamsport, Md., and Potomac Post 202 American Legion of Williamsport, Md.

Survivors include wife, Sarah Ellen "Sue" Bowers Hoch married Nov. 25, 1954, of Williamsport, Md.; daughter, Sherian A. Hose and her husband Jim of Bedington, W.Va., daughter, Susan M. Skinkle and her husband Grant of Cocoa, Fla.; son, Dell Hoch and his wife Nancy of Williamsport, Md., son, Gene Hoch and his wife Carolyn of Greencastle, Pa.; sister, H. Marie Rauber of Wichita, Kan.; brother, Austin B. "Jack" Hoch Jr. of Hagerstown, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, at 6 p.m. with the Rev. John Hoffman officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service on Monday till 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Monday for the convenience of family and friends.

Entombment will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport, Md., on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John Hoffman officiating.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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