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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: 330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740.629.9990

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
Phone: 513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
Phone: 937.256.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio


2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.344.0379

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614.685.0001

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160
Phone: 740.335.0149

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
Phone: 937.335.5191

Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
Phone: 419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice


7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937.256.4490


11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Popcorn Bert

Popcorn Bert Retires After Almost 12 Years of Popping Popcorn and Delivering Mail

Lovingly referred to as Popcorn Bert, Bert Shock has been a fixture at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton on Popcorn Fridays. But after almost 12 years of volunteering to pop the popcorn and delivering the mail for Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Shock retired in April.

While he is doing well, Shock, 91, decided this was a good time to retire, as he tires more easily after a full day of activity. “There is a beginning, middle and end to everything,” Shock said. “This is a good time to conclude my volunteer service.”

But he will miss the people at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton just as much as they will miss him.

Dozens of people stopped by to wish Shock well and thank him for his volunteer service on April 12 at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton in the staff lounge across from the café where he popped popcorn for years. Popcorn was available, and cake was served.

“We told Bert that even though he is retiring, we still will keep in touch and want him to pop in and see us when he can,” said Maureen Swarts, manager of Volunteer Services at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. “We will miss him around here! He has had an impact on the people at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton.”

Shock began volunteering in October 2007 after his wife, Juanita, died in June 2007 after a seven-year battle with cancer. “For the last three years of her life, she was at the Hospice House off and on,” he said. “After she died, I came back here to volunteer. I didn’t have a companion, and I needed something to do.”

His first volunteer job at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton was processing the mail. That was a perfect fit for him. He had been a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier for 30 years in the Dayton area on a foot route before he retired from his career. “You get so acquainted with people,” Shock said, fondly remembering his days as a mail carrier. “I watched children grow up and get married.”

He recalled delivering the mail during the Great Blizzard of 1978. “I wore winter boots and galoshes for 73 days after the Blizzard of ’78 because it was so messy,” he said. “But I couldn’t wait to deliver the mail to the people on my route. They were special to me, and they needed their mail.” 

When he volunteered at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton and was asked to help with the mail, he jumped at the opportunity. Shock assessed the mail situation and determined it needed to be better organized. The following day, he brought in a role of masking tape, wrote down the names of the departments and alphabetized the mail to be delivered. Throughout the years, he delivered the mail with a smile and a greeting. He also shared comics, funny stories and jokes with people along his mail route at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton.

Within a few months, he was asked to run the popcorn stand near the café. “I never tired of the smell of popcorn,” said Shock, who holds a record of popping 128 bags of popcorn. “Several people told me we serve the best popcorn in Dayton!”

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