Lorraine G. Hoechner, retired civil servant
Lorraine G. Hoechner, 87, of Lewes, formerly of Glendale, N.Y. and Brevard, N.C., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Harbor Healthcare, Lewes. She was born Feb. 16, 1926, in Queens, N.Y., daughter of the late George and Wilhelmina Glatz.
Mrs. Hoechner started her career as a teacher’s aid in New York City schools for several years before transferring to her longtime career as a civil servant with the New York City Department of Human Resources. Upon her retirement in 1988, Mrs. Hoechner and her husband relocated to the mountains of North Carolina, where they enjoyed their pet dogs and relaxation until 2007 when they would settle in Lewes.
Mrs. Hoechner was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brevard and St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church in Lewes. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling, gardening, and reading. Most of all she enjoyed time spent with her children and grandchildren, who were the apples of her eyes. Mrs. Hoechner was kind hearted and outgoing; she always had open arms and put everyone’s needs before her own. A loving mother, grandmother and dear friend, Mrs. Hoechner will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hoechner was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 67 years, Joseph “Joe” C. Hoechner; her sister, Ruth Hoechner; and her only grandson, Christopher Hoechner. She is survived by her two sons: Joseph G. Hoechner and his wife Cheryl of Lewes and John W. Hoechner and his wife Helen of Omaha, Neb.; and her two granddaughters, Danielle and Kayla.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 3, at 3 p.m., at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call beginning at 2 p.m. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Hoechner’s name to the SPCA, 22918 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947.