George M. Kochman, 84, of Willowick, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.|
He was born on April 8, 1929, the son of George and Louise (Mihelik) Kochman.
George was a 1948 graduate of Collinwood High School. After graduation, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Philly's and was a catcher on the Minor League AAA team. He was then drafted in to the U.S. Marine Corp. While in the Marines he was also a member of the Marines baseball team.
On Aug. 29, 1950, he married Doris Prasek, his loving and devoted wife of 63 years.
Following his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, he became a firefighter and worked 28 years on the Cleveland Fire Dept. until his retirement in 1983.
George loved and excelled at the sport of golf. He was a scratch golfer and the rounds he enjoyed the most were those played with his three sons.
He is survived by his loving family; his wife, Doris; sons, Greg (Susan), George (Pamela) and Richard (Susan); grandchildren, Heather, Sarah (Terry) Duffy, Meghan (Mike Palone), Candace (Shaun) Coffman, Jessica Kochman, Amanda Kochman and Matthew Kochman; and great-grandchildren, Hazel Kochman, Emma Duffy and Gavin Coffman.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Monreal Funeral Home, 35400 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Online obituary and condolences available at www.monreal.com.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Dec. 17, 2013