In Memory

Roy Hocknell

Roy Hocknell

     Roy Anthony Hocknell, 60, of Santa Maria, passed away at his home on Friday, October 26, 2001.   Born November 27, 1940 in Santa Maria at Sister's Hospital. Roy graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1959.  He attended  Allan Hancock College and U.C. at Berkley.  He served in the U. S. Army from 1963 to 1965 and was stationed in Germany for a short time. 

His employment included Helical Products where he was a Quality control Inspector and Cirrus Environmental where he was a Laboratory Analyst. Roy was interested in the sciences and was an extremely well-read man.  He spent time at local libraries where he researched many topics for his scientific journals including Physics, Mathematics,, and Chemistry.  He was alsoan avid environmentalist and supported various environmental causes.

     He is survived by three brothers: Patrick, James and thomas Hocknell all of Santa Maria.  In lieu of flowers, donations were requested to be sent to the American Heart Association.



 
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09/19/09 07:24 AM #1    

Bill McCraw (Fairfax)

Roy was in chemistry class with me as a lab partner we shared a "bunsen burner" and he always had a smile for me. He and I both developed a lifelong interest in science,I health science but he went on in advanced math, physics etc. He was not athletic and we were lightweights then. One of the big guys in the class used to tease us. The big ruffian burned us with a glass pipette he held under our burner then pressed against our bare arms. The teacher would warn Roy and me to settle down. Roy just laughed it off and kept smiling and laughed when I said let's get even. Roy was much too kind to retaliate. Funny how the big prankster became a fine insurance agent later. The bad boy insisted it was an accident when he bounced us around the lab. Rest in peace Roy such a sweet gentle man. Bill Fairfax (McCraw)

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