Regis E. Orock, 85

Regis E. Orock, 85, of Portersville passed away peacefully Friday, September 7, 2018 at his home.

Born October 21,1932 in Fombell, he was the son of the late William C. and Keturah McFarland Orock. He was married to Virginia Myers Orock for 64 years, she survives.

Regis worked at the Honey Creek Stone/City Asphalt, where he was a master mechanic, teaching apprentices to run heavy equipment for 28 years.He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 66. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict, later serving the National Guard for 11 years. He was a member of the American Legion. He was a lifetime member and director of the Portersville Steam Show. Regis enjoyed dirt track racing at the local racetracks. He built his own cars and his son Doug raced them. He was active with the Boy Scouts. He was extremely proud of, and rarely missed his grandchildrens activities. His most cherished times were spent with his family.

Along with his wife, survivors include a daughter,Udora (John) Veltre of New Castle; a son, Doug (Pam) Orock of Hermitage; a sister, Mary Jane Orock of TX; brother, Gerald “Peewee” (Patty) Orock of Ellwood; 5 grandchildren, Johna, John, Stephanie, Stacia, and Sheldon; and a great granddaughter, Ella.

He was preceded in death by his brother and sister in law, Bill (Marlene) Orock, and two nephews, Randy and Jerry Orock.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday September 11, from 6 pm to 9 pm and from 10 am until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 am on Wednesday, September 12, with Rev. Keith Black officiating, at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

The family wants to thank Vitas Hospice and Dr. Nora Flores-Paras and a special thank you to his niece, Sandy Goldbach.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Portersville Food Pantry

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5 thoughts on “Regis E. Orock, 85

  1. I will always remeber him at our haunted barn shows & the steam engines! Sorry for your loss! We are thinking about you all & praying for your family! With love, Lindsy & Madison

  2. Seeing Regis was such a joy. I haven’t seen him recently but didn’t know if it was my schedule or his health. He will be missed and you are all in my prayers.

  3. I wanted to send my deepest sympathies to you all. My sister, Bobbie, and I still talk about the great race nights and stopping at Eppinger’s after Mercer. Mr. O’Rock was such a sweet man and always had a smile!

  4. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to the family. I always enjoyed seeing him and talking to him at Brown”s. I would sometimes be there with my parents for breakfast. He was a great man.

  5. Our deepest sympathies to the entire family. We just found out and were shocked. He was a great guy and will be greatly missed. Everyone knew Rege and no one had a bad word for him. Always happy and always willing to lend a hand. Our thoughts are with you Virginia.

    Cheryl & Tom Harkins

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