George R. Rochester
WORTON — George Roland Rochester, 81, transitioned this life on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Our Home in the Country II in Worton.
He was born May 30, 1937, in Rock Hall to James L. Rochester Sr. and Estelle Mary Hawkins Rochester.
George, “Pie or Rock” as he was known, was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Helen Sheppard Rochester; three sisters, Leslie Rochester, Marva Eadie and Ruby Hamilton; one brother, Charles Rudolph Rochester Sr.; and a special nephew, Charles R. “Brotherman” Rochester Jr.
After his retirement, George moved to Grasonville with Karen Thomas and her three girls, Colee, Deja and Heather. He was known as “Pop Pop” to them and their children. He had a soft spot in his heart for “Nas” and talked of him often.
He is survived by a brother, James L “Bates” Rochester Jr.; three stepsons, Isiah Smith, Lonnie Smith and James “Jimmie Lee” Sheppard;
17 greatgrandchildren; one sister-in-law,
Rosa Lee Rochester; special nieces, Sheryll James, Desiree Rochester, Dr. Stacey Eadie and Loretta Brickhouse Jackson; a special nephew, James L. “Road” Rochester III; a special cousin, Michael Sisco; close friends, Clarence Wilson Sr. and George Hynson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Viewing will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 8, at Aaron Chapel U.M. Church, 5830 Crosby Road, Rock Hall.
Celebration of Life will follow the viewing. Interment will take place at Aaron Chapel Cemetery. Flowers and cards can be sent directly to the church.
House of Wright Mortuary 48 East Commerce Street Smyrna, DE 19977 (302) 659-5517
GEORGE R. ROCHESTER