Dr. Stuart I. Rochester

ROCHESTER Dr. STUART IRWIN ROCHESTER On Wednesday, July 29,2009. DR. STUART I. ROCHESTER of Burtonsville, MD. Beloved husband of Shelley Rochester; loving father of Jason (Kristen) Golomb and Molly Rochester; twin brother of Marty (Ruth) Rochester and brother-in-law of David Harris; devoted grandfather of Jordan, Reed and Braden. Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 31, 2009, 11 a.m. at Tikvat Israel Congregation, 2200 Baltimore Rd., Rockville, MD. Interment following at Judean Memorial Gardens, Olney, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to JSSA Hospice, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD. After the service the family will receive friends at the late residence. Shiva services will take place Sunday, Monday, Tuesday evenings at the late residence. Arrangements entrusted to TORCHINSKY HEBREW FUNERAL HOME, 202 541-1001.

Published by The Washington Post from Jul. 30 to Jul. 31, 2009.
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I learned only yesterday of Stu's death, in the Loyola College alumni magazine. We were classmates in Loyola's class of '66, and this news shocks and saddens me. Stu was a great scholar and a lovely person, and his death came much too early in his life. My sincere condolences to his wife Shelley, his brother Marty, and his whole family.
Frank Moritz
November 13, 2009
Dear Shelley, Steve e-mailed me to let me know about Stuart's death, needless to say we are shocked and saddened by the news. You were so nice to have us over for the evening when we were visiting DC. It was an honor to meet your daughter and Stuart and to be guests in your home. God Bless you with love from Priscilla and Graeme
Priscilla Marsden
August 10, 2009
I was Dr. Rochester's student at Loyola College, now many years ago. He was a wonderful, engaging lecturer and even better as a mentor who prepared me well for graduate study in history. I am so sorry to learn of his death, which comes much too soon.
Karen Stuart
July 31, 2009
I was shocked to hear of Stuart's passing. Although we had lost contact, I fondly remember playing basketball with him back in the 80's. He was a fierce yet kind competitor and I always enjoyed our post game chats.

Jeff Lowe
Gaithersburg, MD
July 31, 2009
Stuart saved my project and my career. He was always supportive of my work and I appreciated the all-too-brief time I did it under him. I will miss him greatly, as will all who knew him.
Phil Shiman
July 31, 2009
Shelley, Molly and family,

I was so surprised when I heard of Stuart's death. I only have fond memories of having worked with him at the Pentagon in the Historian's office years ago. Please accept my sincere heartfelt sympathy on his loss. I trust that you will be comforted by the precious memories of his life and the years that God allowed you all to share with him.
Gloria Morgan
July 31, 2009
Heartfelt condolences from the community of United States Air Force veterans and from Ron Resh, Coordinator of the Strategic Air Command Memorial Project. We enjoyed sharing our thoughts and experiences with Stuart, who understood and appreciated our pride in service.
July 31, 2009
Stuart will be greatly missed by this community which has been the beneficiary of his knowledge and civic action for many years. I will miss a friend. My condolences to family and friends.
Sharon Dooley
July 30, 2009
My sincere condolences. He will be missed by all, especially the civic community, including Allied Civic Group.
Mike Diegel
July 30, 2009
Alexis de Tocqueville commented on democracy in America more than 170 years ago. One of the many characteristics he noted was the tradition of the New England town meeting, which all citizens are expected to attend and participate in.

Stuart Rochester, a distinguished historian and senior Federal executive, understood the importance of citizen participation in government and was a model which all of us would do well to emulate.

Stuart had a profound respect for those who governed, but he also had a vision for the community which he shared with all who could help accomplish it. He persuaded and wrote letters, testified at hearings before the County Council and the Planning Board, and did everything in his power to make democracy continue to work. He understood the need for improvement and change, and the need to respect and abide by consensus decisions unless they were changed in an open and transparent manner. His family and fellow citizens are very proud of his accomplishments, and the rest of us can only wonder at the energy and enthusiasm he brought to this labor of love.
Patrick Ryan
July 30, 2009
We at Artery Development are very saddened to hear of Stuart's death. Stuart was such a dynamic force in the community and we have very much enjoyed working with him and the CAC of the past 10 years. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Stuart's family.
Hayes McCarty
July 30, 2009
Condolences to the Rochester family. It was a pleasure to get to know and work with Stuart related to the proposed relocation of Washington Adventist Hospital to White Oak. He was always a gentleman and pleasure to work with.
Robert Jepson
July 30, 2009
I am so sorry to learn of Stuart's death and want to wish you my condolences. I had the pleasure and honor of working with Stuart many times on transportation study efforts over the years. His was always an educated and inspired voice for reason, often during otherwise very vitriolic debates. He will be missed!!
Lon Anderson
July 30, 2009
Shelley and family--- Stuart was such an asset at Shaare Tefila Congregation for his community planning expertise. He could so easily see the right direction to go. He was so easy to work with, as a fellow member of the Congregation Men's Club "It's Academic" quiz team. His sports knowledge added a lot. It was a real pleasure to talk to him. May you only remember the good times you all had together!
Milton Goldsamt
July 30, 2009
Shelley, Molly, Jason and family,

Our deepest sympathies to you all. Stuart was a kind, loving man and we'll miss him.

Love, Sue & Bill
July 30, 2009
Stuart will be truly missed. He could always see a different view. We are losing someone who could always push back.
Sherry Kinikin
July 30, 2009
Shelley, Molly, and Jason-
Our family is here to support you and lift you up during this time. We will be here as friends throughout your lifetime as we are honored to call Stuart a friend. He loved you dearly and so do we.
Marcia Zilliacus
July 30, 2009
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