Bernard Jay Stockmaster

November 12, 1947May 25, 2013

Bernard Jay Stockmaster (65) of Attica died Saturday, May 25, 2013 at his residence. He was born November 12, 1947 in Tiffin to the late Lawrence and Rosa (Hahler) Stockmaster. Mr. Stockmaster was a veteran of the US Army and served during the Vietnam War and retired for MTD in Shelby. He was a member of the American Legion Post #171 Attica and enjoyed Attica racing, NASCAR his mustang and cookouts with his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Stockmaster is survived by his wife: Veneta A. (Martin) Stockmaster, son: Gregory L. Stockmaster of Galion, daughter: Rebecca K. Stockmaster of Willard, Stepson: Christopher J. (Tracy J.) Bordner of Attica and 2 stepdaughters: Dawn R. Bordner of Attica and Tracy A. (Michael) Sipe of Shelby. 5 grandchildren: Kayla, Alec, Brooke, Garret and Lucas and great grandson: Carson. Brother: Richard L. Stockmaster of Attica and 3 sisters: Donna (Ira) Rotruck of Attica, Lois Payne of Tiffin and Helen (Elbert) Mullins of Tiffin, along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 infant brothers: Richard and William, infant sister: Ellen R. Stockmaster, Brother in Law: Daryl Payne and sister-in-Law: Paula Stockmaster. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Our Lady of Hope Church with Fr. Paul A. Fahrbach conducting the Mass. Burial will be in the Attica Venice Township Cemetery with military services being provided by the American Legion. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Service, 295 W. Tiffin Street, Attica with a Scriptural Vigil Service being held at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday. Memorial Contributions may be made FACT (Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment), Ohio Cancer Help or Attica Historical Society through the funeral home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 29, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 29, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bernard Jay Stockmaster

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June 14, 2013

Have not seen or talked with Bernie in over 25 years, however, the guys I grew up with back in Attica will always hold a special place in my heart. Had some very good times with Bernie, he will be missed. Rest in peace Bernie. See you on the other side.

Mike Kirchoff

Doug Pahl

June 1, 2013

I worked with Bernie during my MTD days and his photogenic memory was incredible. He was highly respected and will be greatly missed.

Pamella Weller

May 31, 2013

Prayers of peace to your entire family ---

May 29, 2013

Sis and family so sorry about Bernie you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Endicott Roof

May 29, 2013

Becky, I am sorry to hear about your father. he was a very nice man. Hoping you and your family can be at peace knowing he is no longer suffering. love you !

Denise Zahn

May 28, 2013

He'll be missed around the fire at the class reunions. Thinking about you, Sis, and family.

Gerry Picklesimer

May 28, 2013

Tracy and family, my deepest sympathy to all of you. I know your hearts are breaking, may the memories you have of Bernie help you through this time of sorrow. I remember him at work as a very nice and kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Marlene Byrne

May 28, 2013

Sis, Sorry to read about Bernie. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. You have our deepest sympathy.

Barb Zediker

May 28, 2013

I had the pleasure of working with Bernie at MTD for a number of years. He was such a nice person and a pleasure to work with. My Deepest Sympathies to his Family!!

Allen & Wendy Wells

May 28, 2013

My husband and I both worked with Bernie at MTD for alot of years. His wealth of knowledge of the business was amazing. We were deeply saddened when we heard of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!