Mary Joan Hock (nee Lauck)

October 21, 1942 - July 10, 2020

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Mary Joan Hock: October 21, 1942 – July 10, 2020

Mary Joan Hock (nee Lauck), age 77, beloved wife to Robert A. Hock.  Loving mother to Rob (Denise), David (Kari), John, and Alissa Cavanaugh (Tim).  Devoted grandmother to Lydia, Drew, Nathan, Henry, Cara, Jack and Patrick.  Dear sister to Dennis Lauck (Leslie), aunt to Brad, Michel and David Lauck.

Joan was born in Cincinnati and graduated from Mother of Mercy high school.  After raising 4 children, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Cincinnati.  After graduating she began a career as an art teacher, artist, and art therapist that spanned over 30 years.  Her career culminated at the Alzheimer’s Association of Cincinnati where she directed the Memories in the Making Program.

Always with a smile on her face and cheerful, Joan never met a stranger.  Joan’s compassionate heart and vivacious personality will be missed by many.

A Memorial will be held Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Avenue, College Hill, Ohio 45224  from 9:30am – 11am on Thursday July 16.  Due to COVID restrictions, the family will have a small, family only service at St. Clare Chapel.  A Celebration of Life will follow in the fall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Alzheimer’s Association, Hospice of Cincinnati, Brain Injury Association, or Glioblastoma Foundation, just some of the many charities near and dear to Joan’s heart.  Condolences at hodappfuneralhome.com

Condolences

Lynne Gibb - Jul 18, 2020
What a privilege it was to work with Joan both at the CAC and with her beloved “Memories in the Making “ program. She was truly an inspiration and will be greatly missed. With sincere condolences Joan and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda Shepherd - Jul 17, 2020
Joan was a remarkable person, I had the honor of working for her as an artist facilitator with her Memory in the Making Program. She touched the lives of many.
Anu Mitra - Jul 17, 2020
Joan: I saw you at CAM and the CAC but never had the chance to work with you. I loved your radiant smile and always your sense of uplift and optimism. You made a difference to my life with your presence. May you rest in sweet peace, my friend.
Jaime - Jul 17, 2020
Joan has map Ted so many lives through the Memories in the Museum Program offered at the three major art museums in Cincinnati. I was privileged to work with her via the Contemporary Arts Center since 2013. She and I actually met in 2012 before I had a very bad car wreck and a brain injury. As you can imagine shear so many lives better through this program, including mine. My heart goes out to her family.
Donna & Jim Leer - Jul 17, 2020
Our deepest sympathy on Joan's passing- we knew her for many years through our volunteer work at the Alzheimer's Association and ultimately our joining the Memories In the Making Program. She was such an inspiration to all the participants in the program. We will miss her smiling face. Our prayers go out to all the family.
Bob & Shirley Thompson - Jul 16, 2020
Dear Bob, Shirley and I are deeply saddened by Joan's death and offer our condolences to you, Rob, David, John, and Alissa. We hope that you find solace in the love and support of all those who had the privilege of knowing Joan.
John and Janet Sears - Jul 15, 2020
She would always make us smile. So sorry
Ursula Meyer - Jul 15, 2020
What I thought would be a nice little diversion for my elderly mother with Alzheimer's became a profound turning point in our lives. Joan created a rich, deep, compassionate, multilayered experience for our Evendale Memories in the Making Group. My mother found an untapped talent and understanding new friends. I found a place to take a breath and share my burdens. Joan's loving spirit is a daily reminder of the difference we can make for each other. Her's is a life well lived. Thank you for sharing her with us. Condolences
John Romer - Jul 15, 2020
Joan has always been a lovely, classy lady who did SO much for SO many others - truly a life of service well-lived! I will always remember the critical, life saving work that Joan and John did on bike helmet safety - God Bless the Hock family!
Carolyn, Lee and Lane - Jul 14, 2020
So sorry for your loss. The obit describes a wonderful person. We miss you, but you did the best thing to give your family your time and love. Peace
Connie - Jul 14, 2020
Dear Bob, I met your wife only once--last year at the Blink opening gala. What a wonderfully kind and compassionate person. May her memory forever be remembered as a blessing to you and your family.
Kathy Hollo - Jul 14, 2020
We lost a great lady. Joan was devoted to her clients.
David and Marilyn Beran - Jul 14, 2020
We will greatly miss Joan's smiling face and inclusive personality. We were fortunate to spend time with the Hock's in their home before Joan became ill. We will miss her greatly. Peace, David and Marilyn Beran
Maggie Kuhn - Jul 14, 2020
Joan I am a better person for having known you! You were an angel on earth. You will be greatly missed
Bruce I Lazarus - Jul 14, 2020
As a docent at the CAC, I knew Joan through the Memories in the Making Program. It was always such a delight to work with her. Her enthusiasm for art and for people was unmatched. All of us who worked with her, will miss her greatly.
Zohreh Zand - Jul 14, 2020
I got to know Joan through the Memories in the Museum program at the Cincinnati Art Museum. She truly was a lovely lady and will be missed by many. My sincere condolence goes to her family and to all who knew her.
Helen Rindsberg - Jul 14, 2020
Thank you, Joan! You were an inspiration to all of us in the Memories in the Museum program at the Cincinnati Art Museum. You supported us every step of the way with training, consultations and especially your quiet enthusiasm. You will be greatly missed.
Christine Lewis - Jul 14, 2020
To Joan's Family ~ I was lucky enough to cross paths with Joan through the Memories in the Making program, which was held at the Junior League, where I worked at the time. Joan was a highlight of my week! She came in every Tuesday, and we would always chat. We found out that we shared an interest in swimming. My kids were swimmers, as was her granddaughter Cara. It was really fun to share that mutual interest with her, and then subsequently bump into her at meets. She was so proud of Cara, and ALL of her grandchildren. Joan truly was a bright light. I am grateful that my path crossed with hers. You are all in my prayers.
mary lynne meyer - Jul 14, 2020
From the Meyer's nd Greer families. Nary Lynne ibirthday party with arg and Bob. A couple of yours ago. The recent grt grnd baby shower of (ML) baby. The recent wedding withDinner aa year ago with all of us. Grands 25th anny / every one Family picnic several years ago -- freezing cold. And again mysister-cousin rest in peace with your family. We will answer Johns bubbly questions and comfort Bob promise
mary lynne meyer - Jul 14, 2020
From the Meyer's nd Greer families. Nary Lynne ibirthday party with arg and Bob. A couple of yours ago. The recent grt grnd baby shower of (ML) baby. The recent wedding withDinner aa year ago with all of us. Grands 25th anny / every one Family picnic several years ago -- freezing cold. And again mysister-cousin rest in peace with your family. We will answer Johns bubbly questions and comfort Bob promise
mary lynne meyer - Jul 14, 2020
Sister -cousin-- Your mom and mine were sistes. Woods cannot express our young yearGloss ave,s together. Thanksgiving Christmasses. Shared wedding and on and on. picnics double dates. Horse shoe games Art on windows for holiday. Reminacing at the hospitals. The Ortman girls picture and on and Be at peace my cousin Joan
Karen Amend - Jul 14, 2020
"How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?" Joan's smile lit up a room, warmed the hearts of many and reflected her ever-present, loving kindness. The gifts of her life are not only the gifts of joyful memories to each of us but also a forever source of blessings.
Carolyn Dixon - Jul 13, 2020
When I think of Joan, I think of her wonderful smile, her serenity, the tilt of her head as she listened, her style, her laugh, her beautiful skin. She was one of the best and the void will be immense. Godspeed Joan
Debbie Dorning - Jul 13, 2020
Joan was a wonderful woman full of life . She loved you all so much. She had a twinkle in her eyes and a beautiful smile. She will be with you in your hearts every day, The brightest star in the night sky will be her watching over all of you. We are so glad to have known her and shared special times with her. God Bless All Of You! God Bless Joan! Prayers, Peace, Love and Hugs. Rich, Kay, Debbie, Jeremy & Ashley Dorning