Obituary of James M. Pishock
James M. Pishock
James "Jim" Martin Pishock of East Norriton, PA was a soldier. Forged from a rare material that is hidden deep beneath the sand of Earth’s surface: a material represented equally for its strength and...fragility. He was born August 16, 1946 in Conshohocken, PA to the late Stephen and Anna Pishock’s and passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022. He was 75 years old. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers Stephen, Charles and William Pishock and a sister Doris A. Watkins.
Jim was the youngest of seven children. He was "the baby" of the family; a title for which he was always ready to share that he won a baby-beauty pageant for his good looks. He loved his family, Conshocken, Philadelphia sports, and his country. And, in 1964, after finishing high-school at the age of 17, he chose to make the ultimate sacrifice by serving his country in the United States Marines Corps. Soon thereafter, Jim was deployed to Vietnam as First Recon, where he quickly rose to the ranks of Sergeant at the age of only 19. For his service, Jim received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Presidential Unit Citation. Without a shadow of doubt, Jim was proud of his service. But like many others who returned safely from Vietnam, he did not leave the war unscarred. His weapons of choice to conquer these scars were his colossal sense of humor and the perfection of the Ultimate Party. Again, our father was a soldier; he soldiered on. He married his high school sweetheart, Carol (Hylinski) Pishock, at the age of 21 and they began a family together. They lived out most of their marriage in East Norriton, PA where they raised their five children. Jim was a member of Visitation B.V.M. church as well as a member of Conshohocken V.F.W. Post # 1074.
In the end, Jim won in life. He is survived by his Wife Carol (Hylinski) Pishock of Audubon, PA, Daughter Carolyn (& John) Grant of Waterville, OH, Son James (& Kristina) Pishock, Jr. of Schneckville, PA, Son Dennis (& Melissa ) Pishock of Cumming, GA, Daughter Allison (& Richard) Stogdale of Phoenixville, Pa, Son Daniel (& Chare') Pishock of Downingtown, Pa, Sister Jane Pishock of Lower Providence, PA, and Sister Marianne Pishock of Warminster, PA. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren all of which possess a grit and intellect passed on in no small part from their grandfather’s genes. His grandchildren are Bryce Grant, Emily Pishock, Zachary Pishock, Alina Pishock, Evelyn Stogdale, Catherine Stogdale, Tristan Pishock, Stella Pishock and Sunday Pishock.
Dad, until we meet again on the day of our very own resurrection, your family will continue to soldier on. You will always be deeply loved and truly missed. As you enter Christ’s kingdom, know you will be greeted by His infinite grace as a friend and fellow warrior.
His Funeral Mass will be held Friday, July 1, 2022 at 10:30 AM from Visitation B.V.M. RC Church, 196 North Trooper Road, Norristown, PA.
Family and Friends may gather at the church on Friday Morning, July 1, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM at the church.
Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken, PA.
Memorial Contributions may be made in his memory to Visitation B.V.M. RC Church - 196 North Trooper Road, Norristown, PA 19403 or the American Cancer Society, Post Office Box 30386, Philadelphia, Pa 19103.
Arrangements by Moore, Snear & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 300 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA, (610) 828-0330.
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