Born June 9, 1940 to Forest G. Bockus and Beatrice (Guptil) Bockus, Gil was a lifelong resident of Weare, NH.
After graduating Weare High School in 1958, he worked for Granite State Telephone Company for nearly 40 years, retiring in 1996. He opened “Gil’s Gallivanting Express,” where he shared his love of travel and knowledge of NH sites and popular tourist attractions with many. He was an active member of the Data Processing Managers Association, Telephone Association of New England and Independent Telephone Pioneers Association for several decades. He served locally, regionally and nationally and was recognized for his outstanding service. He served in the Air Force Reserves (1960-1962) and was a member of the American Legion Philbrick-Clement Post #65 in Weare. He was also a 50+ year member of the Masonic Fraternity.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Clematis (Jones) Bockus of Weare; daughter April (Bockus) Hotchkiss and son-in-law Daniel R. Hotchkiss of Weare; son David F. Bockus and daughter-in-law Jeanne (Gaudette) Bockus of Tilton; brother Fred L. Bockus and sister-in-law Polly (Dunlap) Bockus of Harpswell, ME; sister-in-law Tina (Jones) Bly and her husband, Rodney Bly of Milford; sister-in law Rita (Jones) Carlson of Tilton; granddaughters, Kendra (Hotchkiss) Stephens and her husband, Ken Stephens of Franklin, and Jordyn Hotchkiss of Weare; nieces, Cynthia (Bockus) Matthews and Deborah Bockus, and nephews, William Bockus, Rodney Bly, Donald Carlson and Jefferey Carlson and their families.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, January 10, 2017 from 5 to 8pm at Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home, 32 School St, Hillsboro, NH.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11 am in the Weare Christian Church, 10 Concord Stage Road, Weare, NH.
In lieu of flowers, and in the true nature of Gil, please donate to the charity of your choice.