Elizabeth D. Mocko, 69, psychiatric nurse, teacher


Elizabeth D. Mocko, a retired psychiatric nurse and wife of a well-known clergyman, died of ovarian cancer Friday at her Towson home. She was 69.

Born Elizabeth Davidson in Knoxville, Tenn., she was raised in Albany, N.Y. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1956 from Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y.

She began her nursing career in obstetrics at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia, and a year later joined its nursing school as an instructor in obstetrics. She worked for five years as a visiting nurse in Wilmington, Del., then taught psychiatric nursing from 1970 to 1978 at the Wilmington School of Nursing.

After moving to Baltimore, she was a psychiatric nurse for 15 years at St. Joseph Medical Center until retiring in 1994.

She enjoyed collecting dolls and traveling.

Mrs. Mocko was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, 7601 York Road, Towson, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, George Paul Mocko, bishop emeritus of the Maryland-Delaware Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; three sons, David A. Mocko of Elkridge, Paul E. Mocko of Bel Air and Kristopher G. Mocko of New Castle, Del.; a daughter, Elissa R. Vaughn of Columbia; and seven grandchildren.

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