Jon Lawrence Schrock was 81 years old when he passed away on January 23, 2021. He had been practicing medicine up until he felt sick. Shortly after, it was confirmed that he had COVID 19. Larry fought hard to beat the virus and he remained "Schrock Strong" to the end. On Saturday afternoon Larry left this world to enter the kingdom of God.
Larry was the eldest of three boys born to Carroll and Jennie Schrock in Smithville, Ohio. After High School Larry earned his B.S. from Muskingum College as Magna Cum Laude. While there he met his wife, Elizabeth Jane Montgomery. They were married on June 16, 1962, and Larry graduated Cum Laude from medical school at Ohio State University in 1965. Seeking adventure, they moved out west and landed in Riverside and San Diego to complete his residency. During the Viet Nam War Larry served in the U.S. Navy as 1st Lieutenant Medical Officer aboard the U.S.S. Renville from 1966-68. After his service, Larry and Jane settled on Santa Paula as home in 1970.
For over 50 years Dr. Schrock has lovingly and faithfully served both Santa Paula and Fillmore communities in a variety of capacities: emergency room physician 30 years, Chief of Staff at Santa Paula Hospital 2 years, surgeon, anesthesiologist, gynecologist delivering babies to the second generation, conducted High School physical exams for SPUHS students and finished “Schrock Strong” as a family practice doctor in January 2021.
Some of Larry’s activities included: Member of 1st United Methodist Church, Mason member 37th Scottish Rite, Santa Paula Jaycees, Amway Emerald and traveled the world through ITA. In Larry’s own words, “I loved the LORD, my wife, my children, grandchildren, patients, fast cars, photography, books and skiing.”
Jon Lawrence Schrock is survived by his four children: Julie Paterson, Janell Lusk, Jon Schrock, and Dr. Jana Schrock Lord, 17 grandchildren and his brothers Keith Schrock and Denny Schrock. He was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Janie.
There will be a Celebration of Life service held Saturday, February 27, 2021. Due to COVID 19 restrictions we will livestream the services for those who would like to celebrate with the family from a distance. Please contact Janell Lusk at email@example.com to get the livestream information.