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Clyde Daniel FrockMarch 6, 1919 ~ December 6, 2017 (age 98)
Clyde D. Frock (98) of Hanover entered his eternal home on December 6th. He was a resident of Homewood at Plum Creek.
Born as the third child of ten in Westminster, Maryland, Clyde was the son of James L. and Mary (Zepp) Frock, who preceded him in death. Clyde had been married to Helena M. (Raubenstine) Frock for 46 years, who also preceded him in death.
As a child, Clyde attended the one room school house called Deep Run School. He worked in his father's saw mill, having to stoke the fire each morning. During WWII, Clyde enlisted in the Army, 82nd Airborne, and was a trumpet player in a division band. Clyde traveled within four countries during the war and was in Reims, France for the signing of the Peace Treaty in May of 1945.
After returning home from the war, Clyde married Helena. When they built their home on Forney Avenue, they waited for the production of new nails, since WWII had depleted the supply. Following this, Clyde and Helena became the proud parents of Doran C. Frock. Additionally, Clyde worked in the Hanover Post Office for 30 years as a letter sorter and helped to make deliveries at Christmas.
Clyde's love and hobby was making furniture, gun cabinets, and other creations in his wood shop. He and Helena both enjoyed gardening, music, summer beach trips to Wildwood, NJ, traveling throughout the United States, and spending time with family and friends.
As a member of St. Bartholomew's United Church ELCA, Clyde served on the Board of Trustees, was an elder, a deacon, and usher.
Surviving Clyde are his son, Doran and his wife, Carol Ann; grandsons: Michael T. Frock; David A. Frock and his wife, Holly, and their daughter (Clyde's great granddaughter) Kyleigh Grace Frock, as well as his brother, Donald Frock, and his sister, Genevieve (Frock) Reese. Survivors also include numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were brothers Charles, Guy, Harold, and sisters Grace, Mary, Helen, and Virginia. He loved them all.
Funeral services for Clyde will be held at St. Bartholomew's Church, 1204 Grand Valley Road, Hanover, on Monday, December 11th, with the viewing at 10:30 a.m. and the remembrance and reflection service at 11:30 am. Clyde will be buried at the Rest Haven Cemetery in Hanover.
The family of Clyde wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff and residents of Homewood at Plum Creek, for their love, caring nature, and dedication to the wellbeing of each of the residents. They were warm and welcoming and shared their enthusiasm for life with those around them. Appreciation is also extended to Acera Care Hospice Services.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that your contributions be made to the Hanover Area Council of Churches, 136 Carlisle Street, Hanover, PA 17331.
Memories & condolences may be shared at www'kenworthyfh.com
Hanover Area Council of Churches
136 Carlisle Street, Hanover PA 17331