Edward S. Rock

09/09/2010 12:00 AM |

Edward S. Rock of Greenport died Aug. 25 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. He was 89.

He was born March 7, 1921, in Brooklyn to Edward and Rose (Sweeney) Rock.

During World War II he served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945, attaining the rank of private first class. Pfc. Rock was awarded the Bronze Star for his service, as well as the 77th Infantry Division award and the South Pacific award.

On Oct. 31, 1941, Mr. Rock married Marie Rosenberg in Brooklyn. He worked for Bush Terminal in Brooklyn as a checker for 42 years.

He was a member of American Legion Post 1015 in Amityville and St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport.

According to his family, he was an avid National League baseball fan, and followed the game closely.

Predeceased by his wife in 1985, his brother James and sister Rosemary, Mr. Rock is survived by his sons Edward, of Copiague, Thomas, of Calabash, N.C., and James, of East Meadow; his partner, Mary McGinness of Greenport; brother, Brian, of Bay Shore; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Aug. 28 at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport. Interment with military honors took place Aug. 30 at Calverton National Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport.

Memorial donations may be directed to Amityville American Legion Post 1015, 70 Elm St., Copiague, NY 11726-2702.