Mr. Edgar E. Jock, 90, of 136 Jock Road, entered the spirit world Monday morning, August 5, 2013 at Massena Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since Saturday.
Edgar was born September 9, 1922 in Akwesasne, the son of the late Joseph and Sarah Terrance Jock. He attended the State Road District School and later earned his GED while serving in the US Army. In 1944, he entered the US Army, having fought during the “Battle of the Bulge” while being stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged after five years of service. On October 20, 1947, he married Anna B. Chubb at the St. Regis Catholic Church. She predeceased him on May 25, 1998.
Edgar worked in the pot rooms at ALCOA for many years, retiring in 1968. He was a charter member of the Andrew W. Cook American Legion Post 1479 and an active member of the Kanienkehaka Kaienerehkowa Kanonsesneh Longhouse. Among his many hobbies were farming, gardening, hunting, trapping, fishing, and carpentry work. He also enjoyed doing traditional medicines, making maple syrup, playing radio bingo, and was an avid Yankees baseball fan.
He is survived by his 15 children and their spouses, Warren and Patricia Jock of Akwesasne; Carol Thompson of St. Regis, David and Frances Jock of Kingston, Ontario, Barbara and Larry Mitchell of Cornwall Island, Mike Jock of Akwesasne, Howie and Maureen of Cornwall Island, Kathy and Angus White of Bombay, Alvin Jock of Akwesasne, Mark and Maxine Jock of Akwesasne, Connie and Jerome Gibson of Syracuse, Roger and Diane Jock of Akwesasne, Glenn and Lisa Jock of Akwesasne, Nelson and Donna Jock of Snye, Patricia and Troy Barnes of Akwesasne, and Harriett and Joe Cheek of Mississippi; his chosen daughter, Edith and George Adams of Snye; an adopted daughter, Joy Herne Jock of Akwesasne; and many grandchildren.
Edgar is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Audrey and Kenny McElwain of Bombay; his brother, Paul Jock of Glens Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Bertha McElwain and Dorothy Smith; and two brothers, Truman and Raymond Jock.
Friends may call at the Kanienkehaka Kaienerehkowa Kanonsesneh Longhouse beginning Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at the Longhouse. Burial will follow in Jock Family Cemetery, Akwesasne.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory Hogansburg/Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department or the Akwesasne Mohawk Ambulance Service.
Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where memories and condolences may be shared online at www.donaldsonfh.com.