John Pierre Schock, 59, of Seal Beach, CA, beloved husband, brother, uncle, and friend, died peacefully on June 1, 2012. John fought a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 20, 1953 in Trenton, New Jersey to Eileen Tally and Roger Schock.
John grew up in Hollywood and graduated from Fairfax High School, where he excelled in swimming and cross-country. John graduated from Long Beach State University with a degree in ocean engineering. He had a distinguished and enjoyable career working as a structural engineering consultant. John was a black belt in aikido and enjoyed instructing new members at the OC Aiki Kai Dojo. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Rosemary, hiking, camping, skiing, and snorkeling.
John will be dearly missed by his wife Rosemary; father Roger; sisters Eileen and Kim; and many other family members. John built his life around his family and friends and his kindness, strength, and integrity will be greatly missed.
A funeral Mass will take place Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM, with a Rosary at 10:30 AM at St. Anne Catholic Church, 340 Tenth St., Seal Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Red Cross or the Aquarium of the Pacific would be appreciated.