George Shockey

George Shockey

Friday, May 29th, 1925 Saturday, June 8th, 2019

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Obituary for George S Shockey

George S. Shockey- 94, of Egg Harbor Township, passed away on Saturday, June 8th, 2019. He attended Atlantic City and Pleasantville High School’s. After graduation, he served his country in WW2 with the Army’s 66th Tank Battalion. He also was a Bandsman/Drummer for the Asiatic Pacific Theater.

At age 12, he took his first job as a drummer. He later played the 500, Jockey and Hialeah clubs in Atlantic City to name a few. George was the house drummer for 5 years with the Alex Bartha Steel Pier Big Band. From 1968 thru 1972, he played in 47 states while touring with the Clyde McCoy Dixieland Band.

George also served as a Class 2 Part Time Northfield Police officer for 27 years. A job he truly loved.

For many years he also drove the employee bus for Caesars Casino where he was an employee of the year and was featured on the front cover of the 1984 Caesars Herald Publication. Holy Spirit High School also employed George as a driver. His last job was working at Shockey’s Pure Water with his son Jerry. George was not afraid of work.

His last drumming job was with the Buddy Gale Big Band just 3 years ago when he was 91 years young. And he played great!

George is predeceased by his Father and Mother, John F Shockey and Helen Shockey (Nee) Morris and his dear wife Mary Shockey (Nee) Price and his daughter in law Beth Shockey (Nee) Garachico.

He is survived by his son, Jerry and Fuping, along with his cherished grandson Alex. Special thanks to Fuping for all her loving care, who he loved very much. And to Holy Redeemer Hospice and Myrna for their compassion and kindness.

Everyone is invited to his viewing on Friday, June 14th from 10 am until time of service at 11am at Adams Perfect Funeral Home, 1650 New Road, Northfield, followed by internment at the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery in Estell Manor.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 14th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Adams-Perfect Funeral Home
    1650 New Road
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    Friday, June 14th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Friday, June 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Adams-Perfect Funeral Home
    1650 New Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, June 14th, 2019
  • Interment

    Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery
    109 State Blvd 50
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Gail Menth

My name is Gail and I would like to leave you my condolences of the loss of your dear love one. It is very hard for us to deal with this loss. But if we keep in mine that your love one is in Jehovah God memory every detail of your love one. Do you remember when the man next to Jesus Christ said please remember me in paradise and Jesus Christ said to him truly I to you this day you will be with me in paradise. Well this would mean that he would have been Resurrect it to be in paradise. I would cordially like to invite you to one of the Kindom Hall In’s of Jehovah’s Witnesses and anyone there would be more than happy to explain more about this Resurrection to you. And again I am truly sorry for the loss of your love one. Please look up Act 24:15.
Comment | Posted at 10:56am via Condolence

Larry Hand

Dear Shockey Family and friends, may you find comfort in knowing that your dear one, George, is safe in the memory our loving Heavenly Father, Jehovah God who will remember every detail about George and bring him back in the upcoming Resurrection. Acts 24:15.
Comment | Posted at 07:07am via Condolence

Kathryn Bradeis

It was my blessing to have known Mr Shockey. As I sit and reminisce I recall my interactions with Mr Shockey - those times always brought smiles and happiness ! He was always so kind, approachable and caring. I regret that life’s path took me so far away from NJ and the opportunity to see him on a ongoing basis. Thankfully my memories remain strong - after all someone so special can’t help but etch a place in our memories and hearts.

May angels hold those who loved Mr Shockey near as their broken hearts heal.

With deepest heartfelt sympathy
Kat Bradeis
Comment | Posted at 09:00pm via Condolence

Bob Baker

Rest In Peace my friend and fellow drummer. My fondest memories besides playing with Jerry in H.S. was when you would stop at the house while on patrol and come in and play my drums! What an inspiration and fun time.
The beat will always go on.
Bobby Baker
Comment | Posted at 05:00pm via Condolence

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