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William G. Bock Jr., 74, port authority employee

William George Bock Jr., a retired employee of the budget department of Maryland Port Authority, died of cancer Saturday at the ManorCare nursing home in Towson. The Cockeysville resident was 74.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Winston Road in Northwood, Mr. Bock was a 1949 graduate of Polytechnic Institute.

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After high school, he began working in Baltimore for the state's Bureau of Vital Statistics.

In 1949, Mr. Bock enlisted in the Navy and served in the Korean War. He was a radarman on the minesweeper USS Partridge off the coast of Korea.

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In February 1951, Mr. Bock survived the sinking of the ship by a mine. He later served on the destroyer USS Shields.

After his 1953 discharge, Mr. Bock returned to his state job, later transferring to the accounting department at the port authority. He worked in its budget department from 1979 until retiring in 1988.

Mr. Bock was a member of the Parkville post of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed crossword puzzles and had been an avid fan of the Orioles and Colts.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd.

Mr. Bock is survived by two sisters, Doris Gibson of Wasilla, Alaska, and Sue Connelly of Rosedale; and several nieces and nephews.


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