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Lawrence C. Hockey

January 10, 2023

Lawrence C. Hockey, 87, of Clayton passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

Larry was born in Watertown September 4, 1935, son of Howard Edward and Mildred (Loomus) Hockey. In December 1983 he married Cheryl J. Hockey in the town of Pamelia with Richard Baker officiating. Cheryl died in June 2013.

He worked as a crane operator for NY Air Brake, Watertown, retiring February 26, 1992 after over 25 years of service to the company. Larry enjoyed working on classic cars. He built a '64-1/2 convertible Ford Mustang that won several awards and trophies. He also built a '66 Mustang, along with a host of several other classic cars. Larry loved to tinker in his garage and helped many others along the way, keeping their cars on the road. After his retirement, he worked with his nephew, Ross, at Hockey's Garage located in Ellisburg.

Larry is survived by his three children, Timothy, Clayton; Daniel, Watertown, and Sharlene Hockey Spina and husband Dennis, Fayetteville;  stepson John Robbins, Dexter and stepdaughter Jennie Bond, Clayton; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and five nieces and two nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Ross Edward Hockey.

There are no services at this time. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to Larry's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneralservice.com.


#14 Michael Tallents 2023-01-18 16:16
My sincere condolences to the Hockey family. I’ve lost touch with my uncle and cousins but think of them often and understand the loss of family, especially parents.
Rest in peace
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#13 Suzanne Kirkpatrick 2023-01-18 12:06
I met Larry a few years ago and really enjoyed spending time with him and Tim watching racing in the garage . I found him to be a very interesting man and loved his stories about his cars.
My condolences to his family.
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#12 Melinda LaVancha 2023-01-17 09:47
Met Larry a few times very nice man. My condolences to the family.
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#11 sandra hockry smith 2023-01-16 19:22
sorry to hear about uncle larry prayes are with you.
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#10 Michael Rickard 2023-01-16 13:19
Larry was a great friend of my dad Wes Rickard and a very nice man condolences to his family
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#9 Judy Cota 2023-01-16 10:56
I his first wife, Joan, is a close friend and I met him thru hher. A reallly nice man. God Bless him and his family.
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#8 Sandy Hockey Conger 2023-01-16 03:03
My Dad was a cousin to Larry and Ross. His Dad and their Dad were brothers. Condolences to his children.
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#7 Randy Minor 2023-01-16 01:26
My condolences to all the family.
As a much younger man, I was lucky enough to meet Larry...
and continue to know him over the years.
A good man with a wonderful demeanor, funny, talented, hard-working, honest, helpful.
Thank you, Larry.
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#6 Michael Shoemaker 2023-01-15 20:45
My sincere condolences to the whole Hockey family. I knew Lawrence's brother Ross and all of his children. I'm sorry for your lost. May your fond memories get you all through the tough times.
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#5 frank Battista 2023-01-15 15:29
Worked near Larry in the old foundry melt shop. Great crane operator loading scrap iron in dept 51 . Rest in peace .
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