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Harold H Schrock

March 13, 1928 ~ August 21, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

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Harold “Bud” Schrock, Jr.

March 13, 1928 ~ August 21, 2023

95 Years Old

On Monday, August 21, 2023, Bud Schrock passed away suddenly and quietly at home in Sun City West, Arizona.  He was born on March 13, 1928, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania as the son of Ruth and Harold Schrock, Sr., and grew up alongside his older sister Betty Jane.

He graduated from Uniontown Area High School where he was a strong student and a standout athlete in all seasons, playing football, basketball, and baseball.  During and after high school, he worked at Hagan’s dairy in operations and sales, and after graduation, he had a local house-to-house milk delivery route in and around Uniontown.  In high school, Bud the athlete met Dorothy Zema, a cheerleader, and they made the most of their high school years as World War II came to a close.  They were married in Uniontown in 1949.

Bud enlisted in the Army during the Korean War between 1952 and 1954.  His service took him to Chitose, Japan with the Army Security Agency, achieving the rank of Sergeant First Class.  He worked in signals intelligence, copying clandestine Morse Code messages from adversary nations and American operatives in the region. 

Upon returning to Pennsylvania from his Army service, Bud returned to the dairy business, working as a milkman for 42 years for Hagan’s, Country Belle, and Fike’s dairies, with routes across Western Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland.  He also simultaneously worked in sales for coal mining equipment and services with Tri State Mine Supply in the 1970’s.  During this time, he served with the Masonic Lodge in Uniontown, and also became a Shriner.

Bud and Dorothy lived in Farmington PA for 46 years, and retired to Sun City West, Arizona in 2002 for years of golf, fun, and sunshine.  Bud was an amazing father and Pop-Pop, having much experience and wisdom to share and teaching the importance of strong character and a loving heart.  He enjoyed playing and watching all sports, particularly following the Pittsburgh Steelers, and most of all being in the company of friends and family.  He was particularly proud of staying in strong physical and mental shape and living independently at his own home until his passing this week.

Dorothy, his wife of 62 years, preceded him in death in 2011.  Bud is survived by his daughter, Tracey Dodd, son-in-law Robert Dodd of Harrington, Delaware and their sons Christopher and Cory Dodd.  He is also survived by his son Eric Schrock, and his wife Jennie Munro and their daughter Dana Schrock of Reno, Nevada.

Please feel free to share your memories of Bud or, in lieu of flowers, make donations to causes he felt dear.  Both of these activities can be performed on the tribute wall at www.caminodelsol.com.

Donations:

Helping Hands of Sun City West
https://www.scwfoundation.org/make-a-donation/

Sun City West Community Fund

http://www.communityfundsuncitywest.org/donate.html

Veterans of Foreign Wars

https://heroes.vfw.org/page/21776/donate/

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