|Birth Day:||November 22, 1925|
|Death Date:||Sep 30, 2014 (age 88)|
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As per our current Database, Jerrie Mock died on Sep 30, 2014 (age 88).
She fell in love with flying at the age of seven, as a result of riding in the cockpit of a small airplane. After graduating from high school, she entered Ohio State University's aeronautical engineering program.
Geraldine "Jerrie" Fredritz Mock was born November 22, 1925, in Newark, Ohio to Timothy and Blanche (Wright) Fredritz. Her paternal grandparents were German emigrants. During her childhood, she found that she had more in common with the boys. Her interest for flying was sparked when she was 7 years old when she and her father had the opportunity to fly in the cockpit of a Ford Trimotor airplane. In high school, she took an engineering course of which she was the only girl and decided flying was her passion. She graduated from Newark High School in 1943 and went on to attend Ohio State University. At OSU, she became a member of Phi Mu. She would leave her studies at OSU behind to wed her husband, Russell Mock in 1945.
Mock’s Cessna 180 which she flew around the world, “The Spirit of Columbus,” hangs in the Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum in Virginia. In June 2007, Mock flew to Chantilly, Virginia, to see “The Spirit of Columbus” for the first time in many years. Mock "was so pleased to see her plane 'airborne' again". The plane previously was in storage, but with the opening of the Udvar-Hazy Center, is now back on display.
A life-size bronze sculpture of Mock, sculpted by Renate Burgyan Fackler, was unveiled in the courtyard of The Works museum in Newark, Ohio on September 14, 2013. Mock's younger sister, Susan Reid, modeled for the statue while wearing Mock's knit skirt, sweater, and leather shoes that she had worn on her round-the-world flight. According to Wendy Hollinger, the publisher who reissued Mock's book about her flight, Mock did not especially like skirts, but "was in a skirt because she thought it would be socially acceptable, especially in the Middle East."
Mock was found dead in her home in Quincy, Florida by a relative on September 30, 2014.
Born Geraldine Fredritz in Newark, Ohio, she married Russell Mock and raised three children.
Currently, Jerrie Mock is 88 years old. Jerrie Mock will celebrate 89th birthday on Monday, November 22, 2021. Below we countdown to Jerrie Mock upcoming birthday.