John Hancock

September 11, 1933May 31, 2020

John Hancock, 86, of Westminster MD, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Carroll Hospice Dove House.

Born September 11, 1933 in Baltimore. He was the son of the late Robert Hancock and Edith Stehl. He was the beloved husband of Nancy Hancock, his wife of 66 years.

John was a Catonsville High School graduate. He served in the Army as a heavy machinery mechanic and was employed for most of his career as a machinist. He also worked at various Maryland racetracks for many years. He retired to Ocean Pines where he spent many years enjoying fishing, family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife are children John Hancock Jr (Jack) and his wife Barbara of Finksburg, MD and Deborah Ann John and her husband Michael of Windermere, FL. He is also survived by four grandchildren – Chris, Ryan, Katy and Jim and two great grandchildren – Cooper and Cameron, and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Albert and Robert Hancock and his sister, Florence Humbert.

A private graveside service will be held at Loudon Park Cemetery.


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Barbara Miller

June 4, 2020

John Hancock was the kindest, gentlest man I have met! I was a part time neighbor in OP and he looked after my house. He will be remembered and missed. My heart is with his wife Nancy and his family!

Mary Topper Poist

June 4, 2020


I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.


Helen Matyas

June 3, 2020

My sincere thoughts are with all the family during this time of John's passing. Do not fret, John and Andy will be talking up a storm and enjoying their time together. I will always have fond memories of the times John visited and seeing them sit together on the steps of your house in the Pines. He is missed.

With Condolence,

Helen Matyas

Karen Rund

June 3, 2020

Jack and Barb,

So very sorry to hear about your dads passing. We are keeping your entire family in our prayers. Hugs to all of you.

Karen and Jim

Debby Hunt

June 3, 2020

Miss Nancy, Deb, Mike, Jack, Barb and Family, We will be with you all in spirit tomorrow as you celebrate a life very well lived by, to quote my Dad, "One heck of a nice guy!" I will always remember Mr. John having a great time with whatever he was doing. He always had the excitement of a little kid and it was infectious. When you are telling great Mr. John stories tomorrow please tell the Ocean City story for know the one! Love to you all, Deb, Frank, Kaitlin, Patrick and Greedad

Lisa Fletcher

June 3, 2020

We are so very sorry to hear about your dad. Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family.
Lisa and Andy

Cheryl John

June 3, 2020

Dear Nancy, Deb & Mike, Jack & Barb and families:

Our sincerest condolences for John's passing. He truly loved his family and will be missed by many. I'm sorry that we cannot be there in person but want you to know that we will keep everyone in prayer during this sad time.

We will remember John and the fun times during our early morning breakfasts during Chris' wedding weekend.

Cheryl & Don John


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