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Obituary for Jackie P.L. "Jack" Hockenberry

Jackie “Jack” P.L. Hockenberry, 88, of Honey Grove PA passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at the Orchard.
Born on September 6, 1935, in Toboyne Township, Perry County Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late William Hockenberry and the late Arabella (Stydinger) Hockenberry Beckenbaugh.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Patricia L. Hockenberry, his daughter, Shendelle Hockenberry, also of Honey Grove, granddaughter Shandelle Aviles-Mejia and husband, Douglas of Port Royal, grandson Dylan Bragunier of Ohio and one great-granddaughter Violette Aviles-Mejia. Surviving siblings are Peggy Fahnestock of Chambersburg, Earl Beckenbaugh of Fort London, Glenn Beckenbaugh of McConnellsburg and many nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by 4 sisters and 5 brothers.
Jack was a former active member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Fayetteville, PA. baptized at age 31. He was formerly employed at Heinz, Sealtest Dairy, White Rock Orchards, Lerew’s Orchard and Forrester Orchards.
For the past 23 years Jack enjoyed growing and selling fruit and produce to the local community.
In his former years, Jack loved to hunt and fish.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., Mifflintown.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown with Pastor Judy Rowles officiating. A viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Nook, PA.
In lieu of flowers donations in Mr. Hockenberry’s memory may be made to the Prostate Foundation at
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