Joseph Hollock
World War II Veteran

Joseph Hollock, 92, Mountain Top, died Oct. 16, 2015, at Celtic Hospice of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Mountain Top he was a son of the late Metro and Mary (Evanchik) Hollock.

Joseph was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served in four major battles in the European Campaign during World War II, one of which was the Battle of the Bulge, where he served under the command of Gen. George Patton.

Joseph was a member of the Mountain Top Presbyterian Church. He worked as a laborer for the Jersey Central Railroad. He was a Fairview Township police officer, Luzerne County constable and Fairview Township Fire Police member. He was one of the original members of the Mountain Top Ambulance Association and a member of Mountain Top Hose Company No. 1. He was also a member of the Mountain Top American Legion, Post 781, for 69 years, and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for 59 years. He was an avid Penn State football fan and a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Joseph was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his brothers, Steven, Michael, Metro, Nicholas, John and Charles, and sisters, Katherine and Fannie.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Berneice Shafer; son, Barry and his wife, Sherry; daughter, JoAnne Lake and her husband, Charles; brother, George; granddaughter, Michelle Jenkins; grandson, Charles Lake; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Memorial donations may be made to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D. C., www.wwiimemorial.com.