David Lee Hockenberry

David Lee Hockenberry - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

July 7, 2021 at age 68, David passed after a short illness. His surviving immediate family thankfully was able to bid farewell, and he can now rest in peace. David is survived by wife, Karen; children, Benjamin and Sueann, their spouses and children; siblings Janey, Floyd, and Alex; and much extended family he treasured throughout his life. David is predeceased by brothers Donald and Robert.

David earned his college degrees through FLCC and Hobart. He sold insurance and served in the US Army Reserves and Corps of Engineers until he entered full time US Army service as a Recruiter and Motor Pool Sergeant.

He was an active member of the local woodworking, Gold Wing, sidecar, and scooter clubs around Rochester, living life to the fullest. He was quite proud of his children and grandchildren, and enjoyed time with his family and friends.

A memorial wake will take place at a private home in suburban Rochester. Private burial will be at the VA cemetery in Pembroke, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s honor to the Veterans Outreach Center on South Ave, Rochester (14620), which helped David and his family immensely as he retired from the Army.

8 Condolences

  1. Kathy Gillespie on July 9, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    I am so sorry!

  2. Janey on July 10, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    We’ll miss you brother Dave. Thanks for sharing your love, support, wisdom and talents. Blessings to your wonderful family. Love, Sis

  3. stephen d t lyon on July 10, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks Dave!
    You, Karen, Ben and Sue were always kind to me, Adelaide and the family.
    Your presence was always appreciated and looked forward to.
    I will always treasure the eagle headed cane you gave me when I needed support.
    Rest. You “Made Mission!”

    Steve Lyon

  4. Susan and Alex Hockenberry on July 12, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    One if the most kind hearted people on the face if thus earth. He will truly be missed. We love you Dave and we are here for your wife and family whenever they may need us. Rest in peace Your brother Alex and wife Susan.
    God Bless

  5. Carol on July 13, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    So sad to hear on Facebook, that Dave passed away. I was praying he would get better, but GOD had other plans for him. Such a loving man to all family and friends. My prayers and sympathy go out to you, Karen , and all your family.

  6. Ginny and Tom Braun on July 14, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Karen and family
    Ginny and I are so sorry for your loss. May Dave Rest In Peace
    Ginny and Tom Braun

  7. Kimberly Haines on July 15, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Dear Karen and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. What a delightful friend, always happy to see us at the GWRRA District Rallies, as we were glad to see him smiling and laughing.
    He will be loved and missed by all.
    Kim and Dale Haines
    Chapter L Coxsackie NY

  8. Earl Frech, GVWC on July 22, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    You will be missed my friend and fellow wood carver. Deepest Condolences and Sympathy to your family

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