Albert A. Hoch

Naperville, Illinois

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Thanks to a wonderful German teacher. I ended-up learning Mandarin Chinese (have lived in China for almost 25 years).

I think of Herr Hoch often! Today I taught my daughter "Eins zwei g'suffa" and I still can't pronounce the sentence in Czech that he taught us, unique in having no vowels! Finally made it to Germany in 2013, and though I last studied German in 1973, my lessons served me well!! Rest in peace, Herr Hoch! You made a difference to countless lives. --Ken Doxsee (LTHS class of 1974)

I just learned of Herr Hoch's passing in the LTHS Alumni news. He was a wonderful man, and a tremendous influence as my teacher. He truly cared about his students. A good friend to my Father, Ray, growing up in Cicero. I hope they are enjoying their comics together again. He is in my prayers today. Im Frieden, Herr Hoch.

Some of the fondest memories of my life are from taking three years of German from Herr Hoch at Lyons Township during 1972-1975. Herr Hoch was not just a great teacher; he was a great human being, and we all grew in our love of German, each other, and life because of him. May those of us touched by his life follow his example. Amen.

Albert was a very outstanding man for many reasons. Sending loving thoughts to Barbara, who has lifted so many of us up with caring prayers. It is our turn to do so for her and the family.
With deep sympathy,

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I met Al when I became a new teacher at Lyons Township High School in 1977. I so appreciated his guidance and support. His humor was contagious. Thank you for sharing him with all of us LT faculty and students.

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Paige & Checkers Pfenninger
(Edward AAT program)

Dear Barbara,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Al was a terrific man, so kind, positive and always a pleasure to be around. We hope you find comfort from the outpour of love and support from your friend and family.

Dear Barb,
We just now found out about Al's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a talented man Al was, and how lucky you and your family were to call him your own. Blessings to you all. We will miss him.
Barb & Dave LeMaster


Albert's Obituaries

Hoch, Albert Alois Albert was born September 12, 1929 and went home to his Lord April 6, 2013. He was born and raised in Cicero, IL to immigrant Czech parents, Albert A. and Anna (Kadlec) Hoch. He graduated Morton High School 1947, Morton Junior College 1949 and University of Illinois '51. He...

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