George Dock

  • Born: May 4, 1923
  • Died: March 24, 2015
  • Location: Kearny, New Jersey

Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home

585 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032
Tel. (201) 991-3344

Tribute & Message From The Family

George Dock, 92 died on March 24, 2015 at St. Luke's Hospice in Bethlehem, PA The funeral will be from the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ on Monday at 8:30 a.m. A funeral mass will be offered in St. Stephen's Church, Kearny at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Condolences and memories may be shared at Mr. Dock was born in Paisley Scotland. He immigrated to this country in 1952 and has lived in Kearny ever since. George was a bricklayer for the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local No. 4 for many years. He was a founding member of the Kearny Celtic Supporters Association of Kearny in 1963 and served as its first President. George was also a proud member of the Kearny Irish American Club and served as Secretary. In 1974 the Celtic Supporters made the Irish American Club their permanent home. Mr. Dock worked alongside his wife Margaret as they owned and operated the Kearny Health Food Center from 1969 to 2001. In 1972 he donated six months of his time as a brick layer to help build Elks Camp Moore in Haskell, NJ; a camp for handicapped children and Veterans. Mr. Dock is survived by his daughter Sharon McKeown and his grandson Edmund McKeown. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Gaffney) Dock in February of 2010. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to St. Stephen's Church, Kearny.