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In Memory of
George J. Hochman
1923 - 2018
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George J. Hochman, 95, died peacefully on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Midstate Medical Center in Meriden. George was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 4, 1923 to Lenke and Jacob Hochman. He grew up surrounded by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins and spent many wonderful summers swimming at Coney Island.
He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy towards the end of World War II, including time as an electronics tech aboard the USS Adonis. After the war, he returned to City College of New York and received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He retired from American Cyanamid in Wallingford, CT in 1990 after thirty-eight years.
George enjoyed traveling extensively after his retirement and was known for his love of history, photography, engineering, many sports (including horse racing), baking Hungarian treats and sense of humor until his last days. He will be best remembered for his love of family and devotion to those close to him.
He will be greatly missed by his children, Michael Hochman and wife Nancy of Bethpage, NY, Debby Epp and husband Charlie of Wethersfield, Stephen Hochman and wife Judy of Westminster, MD; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Cassandra Epp; step-granddaughter, Nancy Pantino; his former wife, Nan Kaplan to whom he remained close; step-great grandchildren, Anthony and Carlo of NY; his beloved sister, Clara Kravette and husband Stan of FL; a special niece, Linda Newman and husband Steve of FL; nephew, Alan Kravette and family; cousin, Paul Newman and wife Emily, as well as many cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Magda Halpern, her husband Sid and their children.
A gathering for friends and family to celebrate his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Special Olympics of CT (soct.org).
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