Marlyn S. Gockley, 76, Lititz, Navy vet, retired from Yellow Freight, enjoyed fishing, golf

By on December 23, 2014

Marlyn S. Gockley, 76, of Lititz, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Ephrata Nursing Home.

He was born in Lancaster County to the late Ralph and Mary S. (Shennberger) Gockley and was the husband of Mary H. (Hammer) Gockley, whom he married September 17, 1960.

Marlyn served in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Yellow Freight and retired after 35 years of service. In his earlier years, he was employed with Warner Lambert for 14 years. He enjoyed playing golf and going fishing.

In addition to his wife, Marlyn is survived by a son: Troy A. Gockley of Thornton, Colo.; a grandson: Zachary Gockley; a granddaughter: Victoria Reese; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by three sisters: Betty Nolt, Christine Lefever, and Naomi Fritz.

Services were held Dec. 19 at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with Brian Hammer officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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