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Dr. Thomas Joseph Yock

February 27, 1948 ~ September 9, 2017 (age 69)

Dr. Thomas Joseph Yock

February 27, 1948 to September 9, 2017


Thomas Joseph Yock died on September 9, 2017 at home after a valiant 4 month struggle with cancer. Our beloved husband, father, Papa, brother, brother-in-law, and uncle left us too soon. We know that Tom will continue to fill our broken hearts with his enduring love, kindness, integrity, compassion, gentleness, and boundless joy.


Tom was born February 27, 1948 to Carl George Yock and Marie (Pogioli) Yock in Pekin, Illinois. On August 8, 1970 he married Patricia (Kauth) Yock in Mundelein, Illinois, and they recently celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary.


Tom graduated from Spalding Institute in Peoria, IL in 1966 and Loyola University Chicago in 1970. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York in 1975. He spent 4 years on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Tom retired from the University of Colorado’s Wardenburg Student Health Center after 36 years in 2015. His career was dedicated to teaching, mentoring, and counseling students.


Tom shared his passion for music, gardening, fly fishing, camping, hiking, and canoeing with family and friends. He loved taking his children and grandchildren on adventures to the mountains.


Tom’s parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Pat, son Matthew, daughter Sarah, grandchildren Brian, Kyle, Alicia, and Alec, sister Mary Kay (husband Tom), nieces and a nephew, and many other relatives (including ones in Italy and Austria) and friends.


A Memorial Mass celebrating Tom’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 19th at St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish, 904 14th Street in Boulder followed by a reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Tom’s name to: Robert D. Sutherland Memorial Foundation, PO Box 1169, Niwot, CO 80544, or a charity of your choice.

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