Mr. Joseph George Ivock lovingly handed away April 15, 2021, on the age of 101.
Born Sept. 6, 1919, in Johnstown, Pa., he was the oldest son of Veda Vitt and Frances (Perak) Ivock. He was preceded in loss of life by dad and mom and siblings; spouse, Mary Jane; grandson-in-law, Benjamin VanSciver; and great-granddaughter, Bethany VanSciver. Joe is survived by his companion of 28 years, Diana Carroll Spicer. He was the proud father of Donna Borgenicht (Ron), Nancy Rowan (James W.), and Mary Jo Verdery (Kelli Steele); and the loving “Pop-Pop” to 5 grandchildren: Laurie VanSciver Lankford (Scott), Billy Groton (Lonny), James W. Rowan II (Tammy), Sherri Martin (Robert), Shannon Wright (Sarah), seven great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Joe served as a communications specialist within the U.S. Military at Fisherman’s Island Camp, Va., throughout World Battle II. He retired in 1982 from Southwestern Life Insurance coverage Firm after 27 years promoting life insurance coverage all through the state of Virginia and Maryland’s Jap Shore. After retirement, he labored managing a sequence of inns in California earlier than returning to Delaware in 2010. He was a member of Our Girl of Lourdes Catholic Church. Joe was an avid storyteller who beloved his household at first and in addition loved sports activities, notably baseball. He prided himself on being a pal to all and by no means met a stranger.
A personal graveside ceremony was held Monday, April 19, 2021, at Our Girl of Lourdes Cemetery in Blades, Del. In lieu of flowers, the household is requesting that donations be made to Intrepid Hospice, 165 Market St., Suite 2, Onancock, VA 23417-4233.