Alfred James Mock
Colonel, United States Army
Mass of Christian burial for retired Colonel Alfred James Mock, 82, of
Avon Drive, Carlisle, Pennsylvania will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Mary Queen of Peace Parish, Carlisle Barracks.
Colonel Mock died Monday, January 7, 2002 in Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg. Born May 3, 1919 in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of the late Frederick C. and Agnes Kunes Mock, he was a graduate of Salesianum Catholic High School in Wilmington, the University of Delaware, and earned master's degrees from George Washington University and the University of Wisconsin.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1941 during World War II and served in the North Atlantic theater as a battery commander in Newfoundland. He also served with the Second Infantry Division and as an advisor to the Korean Army during the Korean conflict and was chief information officer for the U.S. Army in Vietnam. After Vietname, he was deputy commander of the 32nd Army Air Defense Command in Germany and the former editor of the Parameters Journal at the U.S. Army War College.
After retiring from the Army in 1976, he taught journalism and public relations at Shippensburg University. He was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Parish, Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Carlisle's representative to the LeTort Regional Authority. He was also an avid trout fisherman.
Colonel Mock is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kathleen Wolf Mock; two sons, Major Frederick C. of Quantico, Virginia, and Andrew J. of Hoboken, New Jersey; and a grandson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter E. Mock.
The Rev. Donald Rutherford will preside at
the funeral mass. Burial will be in
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Elizabeth's
Church, 809 S. Broom St., Wilmington, Delaware 19805 or to The Samaritan
Fellowship, P.O. Box 495,
Posted: 27 April 2002 Updated: 15 Febraury 2003 Updated: 23 May 2005