Earl L. Stockert, age 85, of North Canton, passed away in his home on Monday, March 5, 2012. He was born in Canton on November 30, 1926 to the late George and Myrtle Stockert. Earl was a 1944 graduate of North Canton Hoover High School and went on to earn a Business Degree from Canton Actual Business College. He retired in 1991 from the Hoover Company following 46 years of employment. He was an avid hiker and was very active in the Akron Metro Park's Hiking Club and the Canton Hilltop Hiker's Club. He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, the Hoover High School Sideliner's and attended Hoover High School band, choral and sporting events as well as those at Malone and Walsh Univeristies. Funeral services will be Friday at 11am in Zion United Church of Christ, 415 S. Main St. North Canton, OH 44720, with the Rev. Eli Klingensmith officiating. Burial will follow in North Canton Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4-7pm in the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel, 801 Pittsburg Ave. NW and one hour prior to the service from 10-11am on Friday in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hoover High School Sideliner's. Those wishing to send condolences or share a fond memory, may sign the Reed On-Line Guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com.