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“Sue, Jeff, and Jennifer, So sorry to hear about Vic. Shocked...... We had many great times with you and Vic. Please know that we're thinking of...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Kirk & Laura St. Myers - IN

“Oh Sue I hope it's not too late for you to read this. I just recently found out about Vic! I am so, so, sorry and can only imagine how you must be...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Vic was a great person to be around. Always smiling and laughing. That's how I will remember him. Rest in peace Vic... ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: Sarah Kreischer

“Oh no!!! Just learned of this. What a giving man who loved everyone. Please someone write me to explain what caused this beautiful man's passing....Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Paul Saalfield

“I did not know Vic but from I read he was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. I was friends with Susan whom I knew when I was young. We...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Ellen Yager - Fort Wayne, IN

“Vic was a good guy to work with, he will be missed. Gary & Jill Brigman- Keller Williams Realty. ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Our prayers are with the family. Vic was a wonderful part of Fort Wayne bowling. He will be greatly missed.Ron and Pat Doan ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss! I worked for Vic 38 years ago at Georgetown Bowl ! That smile will never be forgotten! ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Lisa Leeper - Grabill, IN

“The New Haven Chamber of Commerce family sends its condolences. Vic was a dear friend of the Chamber and we will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Charles Hatten - New Haven, IN

“Family and friends. I've read and smiled at many of the Facebook posts about Vic and the fun times he/they had. I really can't add to those because...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Steve Kunkel - Camby, IN

“RIP Vic. You will be missed. ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Christie Dillman - Family

“You all are in our hearts. ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Deborah Dillman - Family

“I will miss you in the bowling world and your friendship. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Larry Petrie - Ft Wayne, IN

“You will be missed and forever in our thoughts. Love Buddy and Donna Hooven ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Buddy and Donna Hooven

“The bowling world will miss one of its greatest promoters. Had a blast working with Vic many years ago. I will remember the good times forever. So...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Kenny Fischer - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Sue, Jeff and Jennifer:My heartfelt condolences to each of you. I met Vic over the years at various events and his involvement with the New...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Marjorie Stephens - FortWayne, IN

“So sorry for your loss...I remember him being at Georgetown Bowl ever since I was old enough to pick up a ball and throw it down the lane. He was...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Shary Simpson - Fort Wayne, IN

“Rip Vic you will be missed ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Mick Banks - Fort wayne, IN

“It was a pleasure to have had an opportunity to cross paths with Vic, he was always smiling and upbeat, my condolences. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: John Barchak - Surprise, AZ

“So sorry and surprised to learn of vics passing. Was a honor to know him. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Jim Bryie - St Petersburg, FL

“We are so very sorry for your loss. Every time we seen Vic, he always had a smile on his face. He truly loved the bowling community in Fort Wayne....Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Fred & Brooke Dailey - New Haven, IN

“WAZOO, Sig Tau brother! Thanks for the many, many memories that bring a smile to my face and cause me to laugh. I love you Victor JJ! ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Daniel Scarberry - Las Vegas, NV

“We only saw Vic twice but really enjoyed talking with him one of the most genuine people I have ever met , Godspeed Vic!! Now you can watch an SEC...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Sonny Dudley and family - AR

“I am still in shock and denial over Vic's passing. He was a great friend and will be missed tremendously. There is no way to fill this void. God...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Len Nicholson - Sacramento, CA

“Vic glad we got to know you. You will be missed. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Ross, Barb & Flo - IN


Victor J. "Vic" Sockrider, 67, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Born in Auburn, Indiana, Vic was the son of the late George and Margaret Sockrider. Vic graduated from DeKalb High School and attended Ball State University prior to getting drafted in the U.S. Army. Vic was the General Manager of Georgetown Bowl for 38 years, and was currently employed by Qubica AMF. During his career, he was a great promoter of bowling and was in the FW Bowling Hall of Fame. Vic had a natural talent to be competitive in any challenging game he played. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, fly fishing, billiards, and cheering on Notre Dame and the Cubs. Vic was "The Grill Master." He loved his family and cherished his grandchildren. He will always be remembered by his infectious smile. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Susan Sockrider of Fort Wayne; children, Jeffrey (Caitlin) Longberry, Jennifer (Jeff) Roberts both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Niki, Camryn, and Harper Longberry, and Chase, Cole, and Reece Roberts. Service is 2:00 pm, Monday, October 23, 2017 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling one hour prior. Calling at the funeral home, Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Entombment with Military Honors in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.