Anyone wishing to participate in the honoring of Heinz Rock should be dressed in Trauertracht and be at the church by 10:30 AM. Please see the attached document for detailed guidelines. If you are wearing proper Trauertracht you may process with the Club behind the flag. Anyone not in proper Trauertracht will be seated independently. The celebration of life is taking place at the funeral home and it is there where the choir will have an opportunity to sing.
Heinz G. Rock, age 87, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in his North Royalton home, surrounded by his family. He was born February 25, 1932 in Vinkovci, Croatia to Franz and Irma (Mueller) Rock. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 65 years, Marianne (Zieg) who he married after immigrating to the United States in 1951 from Germany. Together, they had five children, Ronald (Nannette), Erica (Kenneth) Murphy, Heidi, Lydia, and Heinz. He loved his seven granddaughters, Nicole (Remon) Kaldas, Kristen (Aaron) Osysko, Veronica (Jensen) Painter, Britney and Kendra Strouf, Leah and Katie Murphy. His great-grandchildren, Andrew and Alexander Kaldas and Riley Osysko, always made him smile.Heinz is survived by his twin brother, Erich J. Rock (Renate) and is preceded in death by his older brother, Reinhold Rock (Rosemarie). He was a cherished uncle and friend of many. True to his giving nature, Heinz donated his body to science.
Heinz is remembered as
• Being one of a kind
• A dreamer, inventor, and builder
• A master cabinet maker, craftsman and woodworker
• Someone who made the impossible, possible
• A fixer of any broken contraption
• A man who loved animals and nature
• A good friend always willing to lend a hand
• Founding member and competitive dancer of STV Bavaria
• A great cook and marvelous baker
• Mischief maker and practical jokester extraordinaire
• Above all, a man who found countless ways to love his family
Memorial Mass on Wednesday, May 22, at 11:00 am at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 5891 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129. Celebration of life to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve (30080 Hospice Way, Westlake, OH, 44145) or The Ohio Division of Natural Resources (2045 Morse Road, Building G-3, Columbus, OH, 43229).