Robert Schock, 71, had a business in New Milford
Robert "Bob" Joseph Schock, 71, of Mystic, died July 15, 2012, at his home. He was the husband of Margaret (Peggy) (Doran) Schock for 48 years.
Mr. Schock was born May 9, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of Norma (McCarty) Schock, of Downingtown, Pa., and the late Joseph A. Schock.
He graduated in 1959 from Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia and attended the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.
After a successful sales career working for Hallmark, Gulf Oil, Xerox and Microform Data Systems, he transferred to Connecticut in 1973 and resided in Ridgefield until 1991.
Mr. Schock's entrepreneurial spirit inspired him to launch his own company, Colonial Data Technologies Corporation, in New Milford and Herndon, Va., a telecommunications device manufacturer and service provider.
His company mapped the development of Caller ID for use in commercial and residential telephone systems in the United States. He retired in 1998 to Mason's Island, Mystic, to enjoy the Connecticut coastline.
Mr. Schock loved the water and cherished the times spent fishing and boating, and appreciated the local nature around his home. He also enjoyed years being a private pilot and hunting.
He looked forward to lunch with "the guys," and always valued the company and loyalty of a good friend. Talking history and politics was a must, and if someone didn't agree with him, he liked the debate even more.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Susan Turley, and her husband, Brian, of Mystic, and Kimberly Hufschmied, of Newtown; a son, Bobby Schock, and his wife, Lisa, of Winter Springs, Fla.; and a son-in-law, Peter Fortier, and his wife, Irene, of Canton; seven grandchildren, to whom he was known as "Grandpop," Megan, Kelly, Amelia, Bryan, Tyler, Justin and Miranda; a sister, Carol Bernard, pf Pennsylvania; and two brothers, James and Joseph Schock, of Pennsylvania. He was predeceased by a daughter, Karen (Schock) Fortier.
Funeral services will be private.