Born: March 31, 1927

Died: September 17, 1999

Married: Jean Walton

Children: Linda Woodard, Marie Rock, Bonnie Myers, Raymond Rock

Raymond Rock was a World War II Veteran.  He worked as a carpenter and plumber for many years and later served as the town of Santa Clara highway supervisor.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, September 18, 1999

 Raymond ‘Ray’ Rock

SARANAC LAKE -- Raymond ‘Ray’ Rock, 72, of Kimpton Road, Saranac Lake, died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999 at his home.

Born on March 31, 1927 in Saranac Lake, he was the son of Herbert and Florence (Stevens) Rock.

Mr. Rock married Jean Walton on May 17, 1947 at St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake.

Mr. Rock was a lifelong resident of the area and was employed as a carpenter and plumber for many years for Jack McDougal Construction in Saranac Lake. He later worked and served as the town of Santa Clara highway supervisor in the early 1980s until his retirement in 1982.

Mr. Rock was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II, where he received the Purple Heart award. He was a member of the Saranac Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3357 and the American Legion. He was a past member of the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club and was also a charter member of the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Rock was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a New York state licensed Adirondack guide.

Survivors include: his wife, Jean Rock, of Saranac Lake; three daughters, Linda Woodard of Saranac Lake, Marie Rock of Largo, Fla., and Bonnie Myers of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one son, Raymond Rock of Saranac Lake; four sisters, Margaret Kelly of Richmond, Vt., Carol Coons, of Stottville, Dorothy Winslow of Camillus and Muriel Hewitt of Chittenango; two brothers, Herbert Rock of Lake Placid, and Claude Rock of Cleveland, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three brothers, one grandson and one great-granddaughter.

Calling hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-8:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Veterans of Foreign Wars service will be held at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, followed by a prayer service. Following cremation, interment will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 40 Church St., Saranac Lake, N.Y. 12983.