Pocock, A.J.

A.J. PocockAgustin James Pocock (November 10, 1922-September 22, 2012) was known professionally as A.J. when he was elected to The Lambs in 1953.

Pocock was born in Shanghai, China. His father was in the insurance industry. He and his parents, Fred and Mae Pocock, returned to San Francisco the following year. Pocock grew up in Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania, calling Philadelphia his hometown when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served three years during WWII.

His career in the entertainment industry spanned some 70 years beginning soon after his discharge as a corporal at Fort Dix. He was a prominent producer of industrial trade shows for Milliken, Westinghouse, Honda and other internationally known businesses. He created the Honda Golf Classic. Pocock took stage roles before moving into producing, working on the Emmy Awards.

Pocock started serving on the Lambs Council in the 1960s, where he was corresponding secretary in 1969. He was elected shepherd in January 1998 after the unexpected death of Richard Lincoln Charles. Pocock served until 2001.

His association with various theatrical groups resulted in years of service to the entertainment world, including life member of the Players and the Episcopal Actors Guild, and longtime Trustee of The Actors Fund of America.

Pocock passed away at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. He was 90 years old. He is interred in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia.