Carl G. Strock graduated from LaSalle Institute in Troy in 1958 and then served in the The National Guard and the U.S. Air Force until 1963. He married Patricia M. Mainville from Cohoes, NY in 1963 and then moved from Troy, NY to Averill Park, NY. They had one child, Amanda J. Strock, in 1966. He worked as a steel worker and blue-collar worker in variety of facilities in New York's Capital Region including Continental Can Corportaion in Albany where he was employed from 1968 until 1978, and the Watervliet Arsenal in Watervliet, NY. He was employed at the arsenal and resided with his family at his home in Averill Park, NY until his death on December 18, 1984.