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Community Care Hospice

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

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Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
937.390.9665

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

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

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
740.629.9990

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Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

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Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
513.422.0300

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Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio

Newark

2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
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
614.685.0001

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Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

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

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Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

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

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Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice

Ohio's Hospice

Dayton

7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Cincinnati

11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton volunteer Popcorn Bert

Sad News: Remembering Popcorn Bert

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Albert “Bert” Shock, an Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton volunteer who was lovingly referred to as “Popcorn Bert.” He passed away on Oct. 3, at the age of 94.  

When his wife, Juanita, passed away in 2007, he was moved to volunteer with us. In 2019, at the age of 91, Bert retired from his volunteer work, but could not stay away. He came out of retirement just one month after retiring! He volunteered with us for almost 15 years.  

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 his first day as a volunteer, he assessed the mail situation and determined it needed to be better organized. The following day, he brought in a roll 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.  

He purchased a popcorn machine and donated it to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. On Popcorn Fridays, he ran the popcorn stand near the café at the Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton Hospice House. He held a record of popping 128 bags of popcorn in one day. Bert volunteered a total of 7,902 hours at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton.  

“Bert will be greatly missed,” said Maureen Swarts, manager of Volunteer Services at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. “We’re honored and privileged to have known Bert and worked alongside him for so many years. We appreciate his years of service as a volunteer.”  

A funeral service for Bert was held on Oct. 10. To view Bert’s obituary, click here.   

To read more about Bert’s time volunteering, click here

If Bert’s story has inspired you to volunteer, click here to learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of our patients and families. 

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