Robert F. Hoctor, 83, Sebastian

Robert F. Hoctor, 83, of Sebastian, died Friday, April 15, 2011, at the VNA Hospice House

He was born January 11, 1928, in Buffalo, N.Y., and was a resident of Sebastian for nine years, coming from Jonesboro, Tenn.  

Hoctor worked as a measurement supervisor for the Tennessee Gas Transmission Company.

He belonged to the St. Sebastian Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and American Legion.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Edna Hoctor, of Sebastian; daughters Frances Byrne, of Jonesboro, Tenn., and Marilyn Ryan, of Burr Ridge, Ill.; seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; sisters Eileen Hoctor, Florence Rabel and Patricia Herdliein, all from Buffalo, N.Y.

He is predeceased by his brothers Kurt Hoctor and Francis Hoctor and sisters Audrey Dean and Janet Miller.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. Sebastian Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions can be made to VNA Hospice House, 901 37th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Arrangements are under the direction of Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Sebastian, FL.

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