dear family of the beloved ‘izzy’ hochman
i was so saddened to learn of izzy’s death.i was unable to attend the funeral service because of a prior committment. my husband sonny who just recently died and i were old time long freinds of izzy.. as a matter of fact, we were charter members of the trojan club… izzy was such a warm and friendly person, and sonny and i loved to be in his company…my treasured memory of him, was everytime i went to hofheimers’s to buy shoes and he always was my salesperson, he would say to me, “doris, you are such a beautiful woman, but you have ugly, ugly feet”!!!!! and he was surely right…i inherited bunions and corns from my mom!!!! i hope that he and sonny meet again in heaven and have a few good laughs about norfolk… my sincerest condolences to all the family….. doris
Dearest Sheryl, Scott and families:
I had the pleasure of meeting your dad on many occasions at Costco in Norfolk. My mother, Mildred Gordon Siegel,and her friend Al Levenson, would go to Costco 3-4 times a week to have a hot dog and talk about old times with their pals from around the area. Your dad was a frequent visitor. We talked about growing up in Portsmouth and how much things had changed in the 30 years between our classes ’38 & ’67 and the 30+ years that have passed since I left Portsmouth. My dad died in ’90 and talking to Izzy was a missing link to my youthful days of growing up in Portsmouth! He will be missed by many more people than those who share these pages with you at this time. I know that he is alive and living in both of you and your families. We share your loss.
He was a great person. My daughter lived in the same apartment building. They would always treat my grandchildren kindly. We will miss him.
I would like to offer you all my deepest sympathy.
Izzy was a gentleman and a great guy.While I only met him on just a few occasions, Izzy made me feel like I had known him for years.It was a privledge to have known him. Sincerely, Larry Weinschenker
izzy was a wonderful man. he used to fit my shoes when i was young. then he’d fit my children’s shoes. he always had a smile. i will forever think of him with much fondness.
May God ease your pain thru this as he did mine. Parents will allways be missed through-out our entire lifetime, which is short.
May your many cherished memories birng you peace and comfort through the days that are ahead.
My mother is Alice Lincoln, and she worked with Izzy for many, many years at Hofheimer’s in downtown Norfolk. We always knew your dad to be a kind and compassionate man. He was always good to my mother, as was your mother. My mom and our family would like to convey our condolences to you in this time of great sorrow. And even though your dad is not here now, when he walked this earth he was a kind and gentle soul.
My prayers are with you at this time.Izzy will be missed by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him. We will miss him very much at MONTAGNA’S where we had the pleaseure of working with. We all mourn with you and share in your lost.
Sheryl, your dad was a charachter and I very much enjoyed spending time with him at Cassidy’s birthday party. I often think about him when I see a stride Rite store!
I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I cannot take away your pain, but I can listen if you want to talk about it. Love to you and yours!!
We were Izzy,s customers for several years and enjoyed having lunch with him at Costco.
We will miss his smiling face and friendly conversation.
WE WILL MISS HIM VERY MUCH.
You all are in our prayers during this difficult time and always.
Joe,Rachel,Joseph, and James