In Memory of




Obituary for Gary L. Hockenberry

Gary L. Hockenberry, 66, of Mifflin, passed away on August 1, 2023, at his residence.

Born on June 6,1957 to the late William L. Hockenberry and Shirley Belle Leach (Carruthers).

He is survived by a son Mark Beward and wife, Tessa of Lewsitown, his niece Sasha Yorks and companion, Ryan Rowles of Mifflintown, a brother William L. Hockenberry and companion Mandy Nipple, sister Cindy College, great nephew Archer Rowles, step-brothers Tony Ruble and Jon Ruble, step-sister Crystal Ruble.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Pamela Yorks and step-mother Sonja H. (Casner) Hockenberry.

His memberships included the VNV Motorcycle Club; the American Legion Post 298 in Mifflintown; and of the Crawford Brubaker VFW Post 5863 in Mifflintown.

He worked for the Borough of Mifflin mowing and doing snow removal.

Gary was a happy, kind man who enjoyed catching up with friends and family, doing work with his tractor and riding his bike. He often sat on his porch with his cat, Midnight. He visited the post office, hoagie shop and other local businesses daily. He was a man of little means who would do anything for another. He enjoyed every moment life had to offer and was truly a legend of Mifflin.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 6:00 PM from the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown with Pastor Gary Krabill officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Hockenberry’s memory can be made to Sasha Yorks at 14 North Front Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059.