We sadly announce the passing of Tina Bock on Monday, January 25, 2021. She died from pulmonary complications aggravated by the onset of Covid 19.
Tina was a life-long resident of Wilmington. She graduated from Padua Academy and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Hygiene. She worked as a Dental Hygiene Technician for 8 years. In 1970 she was called upon to start the school of Dental Assistance at Delcastle Technical High School a profession that was dear to her heart for 30 years.
Tina’s students were so important to her and she was important to them. I quote from one of her students Alexis Nardo-Angelaucci, “She knew how to talk to each one of us and we all thought we were her favorite.” “Ms. Bock was our hero.” While teaching at Delcastle she coached many activities and among these the most gratifying for her was leading the first Vocational Industrial Club of America known as VICA and in 1991 in a national competition they placed first in Delaware and went on to compete nationally. Tina spoke of her students with much love and pride.
She was predeceased by her mother Rose Davolos Bock and Conrad N. Bock her father. She was an only child but has many cousins who have been like siblings with her throughout her life. Her cousins Mary Lou Ambro and Christina Wetterau and Frank Davolos were very much in charge of what went on with her health and well-being while she resided at Forward Manor.
Tina was a very outgoing person and she had many friends. We are so thankful to her dear and loyal friend Scott Jopson for the daily calls and visits and dates for lunch and dinner, those visits that were legal and those questionable.
Tina was a shark at all board and card games and would laugh with glee at outsmarting her friends and relatives at those games. She loved to go to the casinos and loved to take cruises with her friends especially when there was a casino on board. She loved spending time in the sun at her Devon Apartment pool or with her big extended family at the South Jersey shore. She spent many winters in Florida with her dear friends Penny and Louise Nepa.
We would like to thank all the nurses and staff at Forward Manor and all the nurses and hospice caretakers at the Christiana Hospital for the outstanding care they gave to our Tina during this difficult time.
Due to the pandemic all services will be private.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite # 407, Newark, DE 19713 or to St. Anthony of Padua Church, 901 N. DuPont Street, Wilmington, DE, 19805.