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.