Walter Rochow

Walter Rochow, beloved husband for 59 years of the late Myra Morse Rochow, died on Thursday, March 4th at the age of 84. Walter was born in Queens, New York to the late Adele and David Rochow. Walter will be lovingly remembered by his children, Sharon Gaynor (Eric), Faye Pite Beresner (Steven), and Carl Rochow (Heidi). Walter will also be dearly remembered by his six grandchildren, Rebecca (Byron), Michelle, Renée, Samantha, David, and Lauren. Walter graduated from Richmond Hill High School in Queens, New York in 1954 and worked as a court stenographer for the Superior Court in New Haven for 28 years and the US District Federal Court for 20 years. Walter served in the US Army Security Agency during the Cuban Missile Crisis from 1958-1965 and earned the ranking of 1st Lieutenant. He was a Trustee of the Judaical Employees Union for 10 years and a longtime member of the Elks Club in Hamden. Walter enjoyed many hobbies: including tooling around in his antique cars and was involved in the Connecticut Historical Automobile Society. Walter had a great love of flying and became a private pilot in 1987. He was an avid reader and a Titanic and WW2 buff. His greatest joys were dancing with his beloved Myra and spending time telling stories with his family and friends.

Due to the pandemic, funeral service will be held graveside for the immediate family on Sunday at noon, at the B’nai Jacob Memorial Park, New Haven. To attend virtually, please visit https://assaabloy.zoom.us/j/7328025511. Donations in Walter’s memory may be made to: Autism Services & Resources Connecticut at ct-asrc.org or to the Building Fund at Cong. Or Shalom in Orange, CT.

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  1. Lynn and Michael Jacobson said,

    03.05.21 at 4:53 pm

    Dear Carl and family,
    We are so saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. Losing a parent
    is always so sad and difficult. No matter how long we have parent, we long for more
    time. Our condolences to you, Heidi, Lauren, David and all your family.
    With our love,
    Lynn and Michael Jacobson

  2. les seligson said,

    03.07.21 at 11:33 am

    My sincere condolences for my friend of many years We worked
    together for 25 years at Superior Court in New Haven as court reporters.
    Walter had many accomplishments throughout his career and was an
    innovator. I learned a lot working with him.
    To Sharon, Faye and Carl, I know he was very proud of you. He loved you
    very much.
    With love, Sheila & Les Seligson

  3. Joe Simone said,

    03.07.21 at 12:08 pm

    Dear Carl, Sharon, and Faye,
    I am truly sorry to learn of Walter’s passing. Even though I was just his
    plumber I considered him more as a friend. I enjoyed doing work for both Myra and Walter especially doing your Mom’s remodeling projects. Whenever I worked there he would always chat with me and tell me stories of his time in the military and of his youth. I will surely miss them both.
    My deepest sympathy to your entire family,
    Joe Simone

  4. Heidi Pascale said,

    03.08.21 at 9:42 am

    Faye and Family – our love and thoughts are with you at this sad time. May you find peace in knowing he is no longer suffering. If you need anything, please let us know. Love, The Pascale’s (Heidi, Chris, and Reiley)

  5. Sr. Susan Emmerich said,

    03.27.21 at 10:25 am

    I am so sorry to learn of Walter’s passing. I have been trying to call him, and every time I drive by Congregation Or Shalom, I whisper a prayer for him. I believe he is now dancing with Myra again!
    Sr. Susan (the Sister who came for dinner)