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Carolyn Hoch

Dr. Carolyn C. Hoch, PhD Carolyn C Hoch, of Moon Township, PA, age 63, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 due to complications during surgery and an extended illness. Carolyn was a scholar, mentor, writer, teacher, mother, grandmother, and friend. Carolyn was born on May 2, 1951 in McKees Rocks, PA to Joseph Julius and Lucy Ann Barish Shinsky. She graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1969. She received her nursing degree from Carlow College, and her BSN, MN, and her doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh where she held faculty positions in the Medical School and School of Nursing. Carolyn was one of the first female resident members of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association in Oakland. She also earned her MBA from J. M. Katz Graduate School of Business. She was a pioneer in online learning, where she taught for many years at Capella University. She mentored countless doctoral students in their quest for higher education and learning. She was an avid foodie and enjoyed cooking in her kitchen. As a dog lover, Carolyn cherished her companions Penny, Cookie, Ginger, Phoebe, and Priscilla throughout her lifetime. Carolyn was mother to Lucie Ann of Houston, TX, Tamara Carolyn of Columbus, OH, Laura Christine of Baltimore, MD, and Matthew William of Moon Township, PA; grandmother to Charlotte Ann, Andre Davis, and Joseph Julius Wuescher of Houston, TX; and wife to William L. Hoch, DMD. Carolyn's family is welcoming friends at a memorial service on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 2 -4 pm at McDermott Funeral Home, 1225 Chartiers Ave, McKees Rocks, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to a charity of your choice in her name.


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Bill and Hoch family, my wife Susan and myself read about Carolyn's passing. We are sorry for your loss, and you have our condolences.

Rich Bible - August 25, 2015 at 12:45 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

BILL AND FAMILY, I WAS SORRY TO READ OF CAROLYN'S PASSING. I CAN FULLY APPRECIATE THE DEPTH OF YOUR SORROW. MAY GOD PROVIDE THE PEACE THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY NEED AT THIS TIME. REGARDS, PAUL

PAUL STUCK, JR. - August 25, 2015 at 12:45 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Tammy and family, We wanted you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time! Carrie is the only one in our family who had the opportunity to meet Carolyn, but we all consider Tammy a part of our family - she is an "adopted" sister and daughter to all of us! Knowing Tammy, and listening to her talk about her mom, we know Carolyn was a wonderful woman! Please cherish the many wonderful memories you have, and know that you are all in our caring thoughts and prayers! Our family will be making a donation to the American Cancer Society in Carolyn's name! Our sincere condolences,Karen and Jack EneixCarrie EneixJenny and Mac McMillan and family

Eneix Family - August 25, 2015 at 12:45 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM