Eric A. Hoch, 65, of Fremont, OH passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 at his daughter’s home. He was born October 19, 1948 in Fremont to Jack Hoch and June (Maier) Hilty. He was a 1966 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.
Eric served in the U.S. Army from May 10, 1968 to May 7, 1971 during the Vietnam War and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal with two Overseas Bars, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 DVC, the Army Commendation Medal and Sharpshooter Badge (M-14 Rifle).
Eric retired from the Fremont Water Plant as a Sanitation Engineer where he was currently working part time. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and the Fremont VFW. He loved watching all sports, especially the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Ohio State. Eric was an avid fantasy football player with team Sewer Rats. He was a gun collector and loved to read about history.
Eric is survived by his children, Casey Hoch, Columbus, OH, Erica Baldino, Roseville, MI, Alison (Daniel) Roach, Fremont, OH; mother, June Hilty, Fremont, OH; siblings, Greg (Kim) Hoch, Fremont, OH, Brian (Sherry) Hoch, Glendale, WI; granddaughter, Briley Roach.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Hoch and step father, Kenneth Hilty.
Visitation: Monday from 2
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This was a good guy. When I was 10-12 years old I played a lot of basketball at stamm with him around the early to mid 90s.