April 17, 1956 ~ July 14, 2009
James Joseph Mock "Jim", age 53, was born April 17th, 1956. He died peacefully on July 14, 2009 surrounded by his family. Jim, a long time resident of El Segundo, was a deeply devoted husband, loving father and doting grandfather.
Jim was born in Johnstown, PA and raised in Waynesboro, PA. With his two children he moved to California where in 1994 he settled in El Segundo, CA. Jim worked for Northrop Grumman and truly loved his job in Aerospace, a field that he worked in for over 25 years. His work ethic set the standard of excellence and a great example for those around him. It was there that he made many wonderful friends and built great bonds. He loved deep sea fishing, playing pool, Bluegrass Music, cartoons and candy. He loved to collect items such as coins and comics and he enjoyed anything Sci-Fi. He was an avid Steelers fan and loved to watch the games with his two grandsons in which he kept outfitted in Steelers apparel since their birth. In early 2006 Jim met the love of his life, Norma Mock. They were married by December of that year and enjoyed many wonderful memories in the short time that they had shared together. He loved to travel and eat good food. The holidays were his favorite time of year and always looked forward to family gatherings. But most of all, he just enjoyed being around those he loved. He approached life everyday with honesty and integrity and he battled cancer bravely. Jim loved life and fought long and hard for the ones he loved. Those are our special memories and life lessons he has given to his family.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Norma Mock of El Segundo, CA, daughters Holly Ambris of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Lindsey Mock of El Segundo, CA, Son-in-law, John Ambris of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Grandsons Jake and Austin Ambris of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Siblings, Tom Mock and Michael Mock of Waynesboro, PA and Susan Anderson of Stafford, VA. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Mary Mock and brother Robert Mock.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to plant a Memory Tree in El Segundo, the town he loved so much. Please send your donations to Holly Ambris, 32658 Nantasket Dr. #76, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. A Memorial Service will be held at White & Day Mortuary, 3215 Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 11:00am.
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