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Obituary - Christopher R. Hocking

Christopher R. Hocking

Date of Passing: October 22nd, 2010

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In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a trust fund to be established for his son Tyler, in care of Ronald Hocking, 301 Third Ave., Frankfort, NY 13340.

Christopher R. (Chris) Hocking, 32, of Utica, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 22, 2010 at his home. He was born July 19, 1978, in Utica, the son of Ronald and Pamela Foster Hocking. Chris was a graduate of the Waterville Central School, Class of 1997 and attended MVCC. At one time, Chris was employed at the Sitrin Health Care Center in New Hartford and was later employed with APAC in Utica. Chris was a devoted and very loving son, father, brother, grandson and uncle. He loved life and enjoyed making people smile and laugh. Chris also loved music and enjoyed camping, dirt bike riding and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by the love of his life, his son, Tyler Christopher Hocking of Utica; his mother and step-father, Pamela and Gerald Cutway of Hubbardsville; his father and step-mother, Ronald and Patty Hocking of Frankfort; his sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Brian Hanna and their son, Riley of Utica; three brothers, Derrick Lawrence of Hamilton, Dannie Lawrence and his son, Robert of Earlville and Ryan Hocking of Frankfort; his maternal grandmother, Maronetta Foster of Utica; his paternal grandparents, Russell and June Hocking of Ilion; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and his sons mother, Jennifer Collea. Chris was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Howard Foster, Sr.; and his step-father, Ron Schuessler. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10 am at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, with Pastor Wilton Rose officiating. Interment will be in Sauquoit Valley Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday evening from 4-7.

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Our deepest sympathies go out to you. Our hearts are saddened by your loss. God Bless each of you.
David and Mary Jane Parry

Chris was a great person to have around for all. Chris you will be missed. My sincere condolences goes out to your family and friends.
Ron Perrault

To the entire Hocking family: Please know that my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this most difficult time. Chris and I worked together at the Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Center, and from there formed a wonderful friendship, that I will never forget, Chris always knew how to get someone to smile, when they were down. In my eyes heaven has just been upgraded, Chris was geniune. Someone that I will never ever forget. God Bless.
Kristin Smith

So sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is so hard. My prayers are with you all.
Brenda Vincent

Chrissy I love you I will always remember all our good and bad times. We laugh and cried together. We shared many conversations and you always assured me you would be ok. Well now I know you are ok and I will be at peace knowing that. I want you to know Tyler will always be taken care of. I Love you. RIP Your Step mom Patty
Your Stepmom

Im so sorry to here about your loss.
Gary Sweezey

Ron, Truly am sorry for your loss. My families thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mike Timpano

I was deeply saddened when I learned of Christopher's passing. He will be missed. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Dawn Burris

Rest in peace
Cousin

RIP I''m so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you and your family.May God bless you during these hard times
Tina

Chris, I am deeply sorry that you are gone and my deepest regret is that you will not have opportunity to see your beautiful son become a handsom man.
Hope lynch

Ron, No words can justify how sorry i am for your loss. My prayer and heart goes to you and your family during this time. God Bless
Mike Church

I'm so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you and your family.May God bless you during these hard times
Joe Gardner

Ron, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through these difficult times. God Bless, and may he rest in peace.
Steve Sprowson

Chris- We will miss you so much. There are so many things to be said and memories to be remembered. You are in mine and kaylee's prayers and you will never be forgotten, My condolences to the entire famliy. God Bless.
Michele Piperata

Chris, we had such good times at the Sitrin Home. I will never forget them. You will be missed. To the family, very sorry to hear about your loss. Chris was a great person and will be in my thoughts and prayers forever.
Samantha Secor

Chris - Your definitely going to be missed. Your bright and caring personality will never be forgotten. That is a gift that not many people have but you did. You were always willing to help anyone with anything that you could. I pray that you are at peace. I will not say good bye, because it is never good bye; I will see you later. May God bless your family and keep them strong. My sincere condolences.
Tammy Hyde

Christopher Robin!!! You will be missed sweetheart! A prayer will be sent out for you son. To be absent from the world is to be present with the Lord! I met Chris at ACS. My condolences
Ava Cisson

I am sorry for your loss my heart goes out to all of you may god be with you in this time of need and give you the peace in your heart that is needed god bless
Anita Parry Pieber

Chris was great kid. A very loyal friend. He was always willing to give anything he could. If you needed him he was always there. He will be missed. See you in heaven buddy.
Sal Cavalier

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, please know that you are in our hearts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Bernadette Inserra

Christopher, No amount of words can express the hole we feel in our hearts. You always said you knew how DEAR You were to me, but God only knows the depth of that LOVE. You were always a HUGE part of me and now I have to trust the Lord that he will see us through this heartache. I can only take comfort in knowing your ...now running through the fields of Heaven with the BIGGEST smile that you ever wore on your very handsome face. With the enormous amount of LOVE that I have for you, I know your feeling it. May God keep you at his side and watch over you forever more. Love you so unbelievably much my Dear Nephew, Aunt Jo XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
Joanne (Hocking) James

Christopher, No amount of words can express the hole we feel in our hearts. You always said you knew how DEAR You were to me, but God only knows the depth of that LOVE. You were always a HUGE part of me and now I have to trust the Lord that he will see us through this heartache. I can only take comfort in knowing your ...now running through the fields of Heaven with the BIGGEST smile that you ever wore on your very handsome face. With the enormous amount of LOVE that I have for you, I know your feeling it. May God keep you at his side and watch over you forever more. Love you so unbelievably much my Dear Nephew, Aunt Jo XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
Joanne (Hocking) James

RIP
Brandon Bielby

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.
Laura and Jason Malagese

chris i love you. i wish i could turn back time and tell you how much you meant to me. i will never forget how much you used to pick on me i hated it more then anything at times but now i will miss that for sure.
tiffany foster

Chris, It's so hard to believe you're gone. You were such a great person and an amazing father. Jon and I are really going to miss you and we love you always!
Kayla Peterson