Hochhauser, Murray, born October 2nd, 1920, passed peacefully on August 12th, 2019 with his beloved wife Marilyn and children Jan, Shelley, Lisa and daughter-in-law Monte Farris by his side.
A quintessential New Yorker, Murray (sometimes Mike), spent his working life as a mechanical engineer in NYC, designing mechanical systems for many significant buildings in Manhattan and the New York metropolitan area. When he worked in Manhattan he was a daily commuter on the LIRR and loved completing the crossword puzzle in the NY Times. He very much enjoyed the NY Times to the end of his 98 years.
Murray was a WW11 veteran, serving his country in the Pacific theatre. He was an exemplar of the “Greatest Generation”, known for possessing a strong moral compass embodying the ideals of fairness, truth and integrity.
He retired to an amenable lifestyle in Santa Barbara,,California. It was there that he spent his golden years alongside his family and adoring grandchildren, Rachel, Oliver, Sophia, Samantha, Minka, Harrison, and Ariel.
Murray was a mensch and a true humanist to all that knew him.
His intelligence, sense of humor and compassion touched many and his legacy and love will continue within us all.