Berneice A. Hollock
Active In Labor Unions

Berneice A. Hollock, 86, Mountain Top, died May 14, 2016, at the Celtic Hospice of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Mountain Top, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Esther (Helvig) Shafer. Berneice was a member of the Mountain Top Presbyterian Church.

She worked at RCA, Mountain Top, from 1960 until her retirement in 1994, after 34 years of service in the quality control department. While working at RCA, she served as a union steward and as the secretary of the AFL-CIO union at the plant.

She was very active in local labor unions having served as secretary to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Asbestos workers union and the Wilkes-Barre Labor Council all throughout the 1960s through the 1990s. Berneice also served as a board member of the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) of Luzerne County, and as a board member of the Cross Valley Credit Union. She worked for many years with the Luzerne County United Way.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband of 66 years, Joseph Hollock, in October 2015; her three sisters, Margaret, Nelda and Lucille; and her two brothers, Jack and Merle. Berneice is the last remaining member of her immediate family.

Berneice is survived by her son, Barry Hollock and his wife, Sherry; daughter, JoAnne Lake and her husband, Charles; grandchildren, Michelle Jenkins, and Charles Lake; her 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Berneice is also survived by over 200 nieces and nephews, and because of her attentive nature made each and everyone one of them feel that they were most special to her.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday, May 18, in Mountain Top Presbyterian Church, 9 Chestnut St., Mountain Top, with the Rev. James Shanley, pastor, officiating. All those attending are asked to go directly to the church for the 10 a. m. service. Interment will immediately follow in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p. m. at McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.

Memorial donations may be sent to: Camp Courage, which is camp experience for children impacted by a cancer diagnosis in their family, Cancer Family Care, 2421 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.