Arthur Alfred Hockey

December 10, 1934April 10, 2018

Arthur Alfred Hockey December 10, 1934 – April 10, 2018

Art was born in Ft. Dodge, Iowa on December 10,1934. His parents, Arthur A Hockey and Helen Schaffer Hockey, were both educators. His father was a college math professor and his mother was a grade school teacher. Art spent his childhood in Iowa and Indiana, graduating from Angola Indiana High School in 1952. He then attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana where he began a degree in pharmacy but later ended up obtaining a degree in pre-medial studies in 1955. He went on to graduate from Indiana University Medical School in 1959. In his third year of medical school Art met and married a beautiful medical secretary named Marjorie Kay Rench who was working in the medical school offices.

Following medical school Art completed his medical internship in the US Army. He served as a Captain in the Army first at Brook Field Army Hospital at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas and then at Madigan Army Hospital at Fort Lewis in Tacoma Washington. Marjorie was quite busy during this time with the birth of daughter Susan in San Antonio Texas and son John in Tacoma Washington.

Art and Marjorie then returned to Indianapolis, Indiana where Art had been accepted in to a five-year residency in neurosurgery at Indiana University Medical School. Marjorie was busy once again with the birth of their second son David. During the five years in Indianapolis, Art and Marjorie both missed the mountains and ocean of the Pacific Northwest. At the end of his residency Art interviewed for positions in private practice in both Washington state and Oregon. He chose a position with another neurosurgeon in Eugene Oregon where he practiced as a neurosurgeon at Sacred Heart Hospital for 30 years. While in Eugene he served as president of the Eugene Surgical Society and was also an active member of the Oregon Medical Society, Lane County Medical Society and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Art retired in 1992 and moved to Boca Raton, Florida. He obtained his captains license at the Chapman School of Seamanship and worked with the Coast Guard Auxiliary on the restoration of the Lighthouse Point lighthouse. He was a member of the Boca Raton Sunrise Rotary Club and served as an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach.

Art is survived by his loving wife Marjorie, his three children Susan (David), John (Julie) and David (Karen). He is also survived by his seven grandchildren Greg, Karen, Emma, Gabriel, Matthew, Zachary and Sara as well as his great grandson Alex.

Art and Marjorie would have been married sixty years on June 13, 2018


  • Church Saturday, April 14, 2018

Arthur Alfred Hockey

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