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Obituary for Roik Lee Evans Hockenberger

Roik L. Hockenberger, age 69, of Mount Laurel, NJ, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

Roik was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Henry and the late Mary Ann Hockenberger. He has resided in California, Nebraska, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Alabama, and Arizona before his current residence of over 28 years, Mount Laurel. He earned degrees from both The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Illinois.

Roik’s professional journey was marked by remarkable achievements. Initially earning his Pilot’s License, he embarked on a career with the US Army Research Institute, contributing significantly to combat readiness training, flight simulator automation, and the development of critical flight performance aids, including night vision goggles. His leadership roles at Hughes Aircraft Company, where he led projects to enhance pilot performance in fighter-attack aircraft, and later at Lockheed as a lead engineer specializing in Human Factors research, underscored his enduring impact on the aerospace industry. In the latter part of his career, Roik excelled as a director of business development in the tolling industry, specifically E-ZPass systems, with Conduent, formerly Xerox, steering multi-million dollar projects.

In his free time, Roik enjoyed home improvement projects, going to Top Golf, and exploring the Barnes Museum in Philadelphia. A dedicated music enthusiast, Roik showcased his talents as a member of both the Nebraska Wind Symphony and the Princeton Brass Band as a cornet player. Yet, above all, he loved spending time with his family, friends, and his two dogs.

Roik is predeceased by his mother, Mary Ann Hockenberger. He is survived by his father, Henry Hockenberger, Sr.; his beloved wife of over 45 years, Donna Hockenberger; their children, Amanda Hockenberger (Andrew Piotrowski), Heather Netemeyer (Seth), and Kelsey Hockenberger; siblings, Henry Jr., and Diane Armstrong; and loving grandchildren, Robin and Ivy Piotrowski, and Clara and Henry Netemeyer.

Relatives and friends are welcome to his visitation on Saturday, February 17th, 2024 from 1:00-3:00PM, and his memorial service immediately following at 3:00PM. Both will be held at Mount Laurel Home for Funerals, 212 Ark Rd, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Roik’s memory may be made to Boys Town or the Barnes Foundation.

Roik's service will be livestreamed at 3PM on February 17th, 2024 at