Edward Paul Bocko
Edward Paul Bocko, 86, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Feb. 6, 2020, in McLeod Seacoast Hospital, Little River, S.C.
Edward was born Jan. 24, 1934, in Sharon, a son of Daniel and Zophia (Chalupka) Bocko.
Ed graduated from Sharon High School in 1952 and studied at the University of Maryland, College Park.
While growing up, he was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharon, and later was a charter member of Grace and Glory Lutheran Church of Palmyra, Va.
He entered the Army in August 1953 and served with the 291st Engineer Company, HC, based at Rheinland Kaserne in Karlsruhe, Germany.
During his career, he worked for the U.S. General Accounting (Accountability) Office and the American Trucking Association in Washington, D.C., and was a long-time transportation contractor for the Interstate Commerce Commission and for DuPont Fibers Division.
He practiced before federal regulatory agencies in common carrier cases and served as limited-service faculty at Youngstown State University, where he taught transportation law.
He and his wife retired to North Myrtle Beach, S.C., in 1999, where they pursued their love of golf.
He leaves behind his wife, Nana (Balach) Bocko, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Renee Bocko-Dexter and her husband Clark Dexter, of Fairfax, Va., and Brewster, Mass.; a brother, Michael Bocko and his wife Emily Bocko, of Aurora, Colo.; in-laws, Violet Kusich of Hermitage and Robert Balach, also of Hermitage; William and Linda Balach, of Estero, Fla.; Yvonne and David Sylvester, of Brentwood, Calif.; along with 19 nieces and nephews; and 29 great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Anna Bocko and Sophia (Bocko) Mihm; and a brother, Daniel Bocko.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association at heart.org.

Edward Paul, 86, of South Carolina.
Family gathering: Private, on Wednesday (2-12-20) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Interment: National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Published on February 9, 2020


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