John Rock, 90, of New Smyrna Beach, died peacefully Thursday, July 28, 2011 with his family by his side. John was born August 8, 1920 in Lyndora, PA. He served his country with the United States Army during World War II. John married the love of his life, Jean L. Duffy, on July 16, 1946. They lived in Butler, PA where they raised their family and where he owned and operated a wholesale supply business. After retirement, John and his wife moved to Oveido, Florida in 1996 and later moved to New Smyrna Beach. John has always been a hard worker, either in his own business or when helping others. In Florida he was devoted to feeding the poor and helping others in need. He gave freely of his talents and gave generously to others. His most valued talent was being a devoted husband to Jean. John is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jean; two children, Al and his wife, Cindy Rock of Livonia, MI and Paula and her husband, Mark Rusinko of Newark, DE and two grandchildren, John Rock of Livonia, MI and Leah and her husband, John Kulikowski of Wamego, KS.
Visitor reception will be at 9AM followed by a Life Celebration officiated by Phillip Adams, minister, Church of God and assisted by Deacon Alex Thompson at 10AM, Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place, One North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach.
Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL