John Estock Jr
in The News Journal from November 10 to November 11, 2010
George John Estock Sr., 86, formerly of Claymont, DE, passed away at home
on Sunday, November 7, 2010. He was born in Stirling, NJ to the late John
and Anna Estock and was a 1942 graduate of Harding High School.
George was a professional baseball player for 14 years and continued to
stay involved in the sport he loved through umpiring and coaching. George
pitched in the major leagues in 1951 for the Boston Braves with notable
teammates Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain. He was a member of the original
Wilmington Blue Rocks in 1944 and 1945 and played for several other minor
league teams throughout his career. George's 22 wins in 1945 with the
Blue Rocks is still a club record and an interstate league record. In
1988, he was inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame.
After 28 years of service, George retired from the DuPont Company as a
supervisor at the Edgemoor location. Family and friends were extremely
important to George. He enjoyed spending time at the Jersey shore fishing,
crabbing and playing quoits. He also enjoyed horse racing, gardening and
watching all sports activities. George enjoyed coaching baseball players
from Little League to High School. He was respected and looked up to as
In addition to his parents, George was predeceased by his brother, John
and his sister, Ann Price. He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife
of 62 years, Janet Mae; his sister Catherine Angermann; daughter Lisa
Ruzowicz and her husband Tony of Garnet Valley, PA; 3 sons, George and
his wife Bernice of Tampa, FL, David and his wife Lois of Hockessin, DE,
and Jeffrey and his wife June of Wilmington, DE; 9 grandchildren, Sharon
Ray, George Ryan, Kaitlin, Dustin, Tyler, Austin, Jason, Joshua and Jordan;
and 3 great-grandchildren, Nathan, Olivia and Emily.
A viewing will be held from 6-8 pm, Thursday, November 11 at the McCrery
Memorial Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Talleyville (Route 202, just
south of Silverside Rd.), with additional, overflow parking available
in the rear lot of the Brandywine Y.M.C.A. on Mt. Lebanon Rd. Words of
remembrance will be shared at 9:45 am, Friday, November 12, followed at
10 am by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Cornelius Catholic Church,
106 Ridge Rd., Chadds Ford, PA. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests honoring the memory of George
Estock by sending a contribution to St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 13075
US Highway 1, Sebastian, FL 32958.
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