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Elizabeth M. Wockey

Obituary for Elizabeth M. Wockey

August 22, 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Elizabeth M. Wockey, of Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019. She was 79 years old. "Liz" as she was affectionately known by to her family and friends, was born on July 17, 1940 to the late Daniel and Elizabeth (née McGinley) Langan in Philadelphia. She was the wife to the late William M. Wockey who passed away in 2012. Liz worked as a waitress at several restaurants that included Cavanaugh's on City Line Ave., Robin Hood in Southampton, Moe's Deli in Mayfair, and Reese's in Jamison. In her free time, she enjoyed hosting parties, taking day trips, and watching old movies, especially Gone With the Wind.

Liz is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth A. Heald and her husband Adam as well as her son, Michael D. Wockey and his wife Elizabeth. She was predeceased by her son, William M. Wockey who passed away in 1990 and her sister, Roseanne Reese. Liz is also survived by five grandchildren; Amanda, William, Caitlin, Leah, and London as well as her brother, Daniel Langan and her sister, Ethel Charlton. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and extended family.

Relatives and friends are invited to Liz's Life Celebration on Monday, August 26, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at John F. Givnish of Philadelphia, 10975 Academy Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19154 and again on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 9:15-10:15 a.m. followed by her funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 3252 Chesterfield Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19114. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Liz's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at Family services are entrusted under the care of John F. Givnish of Philadelphia, 215-281-0100. To share your fondest memory of Liz, please visit

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