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Reinard George Hochschild


1918 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Reinard George Hochschild Obituary
Reinhard George Hochschild, 98, died peacefully on June 17, 2016 in Hendersonville. He was born January 17, 1918 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany to Moritz and Else Trier Hochschild. He emigrated to the United States at age 18 and became a naturalized citizen in 1942 in Lowell, MA. He received a Masters degree in chemistry from Lowell Technological Institute, now the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. George served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Counter-Intelligence Corps during WW II. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his intelligence work, often carried out behind enemy lines.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Elisabeth Fox Hochschild. They were married on August 4, 1946 and had four children: Susan Elisabeth Godshall, Jennifer Lucy Hochschild and her husband, C. Anthony Broh, Stephen Fox Hochschild and Melissa Trier Hochschild, who predeceased her father. George is also survived by five grandchildren, his niece, Patricia Cope (Tom) and sister in-law Cynthia Fox Goetze (Dieter). In addition to his parents and daughter, he was predeceased by his brother Fritz Trier Hochschild. George was part of a chemical engineering team in the early 1950's which developed several types of plastics now in common use around the world for insulation and packaging. He later served as a supervising engineer during construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, designing and managing the installation of environmental protection components on each segment of the 800 mile pipeline, both above and below ground. In Hendersonville, he worked for many years during tax season for Howard Tax Services. George had a wide ranging and curious mind and instilled a love of education in his children. In his retirement, he was a docent at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, served on the Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Community Health Services and as Treasurer of the Hendersonville Chapter of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors and was an active member and officer of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville. At the family's request, no memorial service is planned. Donations in George's memory may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville. 2021 Kanuga Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739. To offer condolences online please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.
Published in The Times-News on June 20, 2016
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