Anndee Hochman said her father passed while wearing a baseball cap for the Miracle League, a charity for children of mental and physical disabilities, one of the many causes he championed in the pages of the newspaper.
“Readers, radio listeners and fans know the public Stan Hochman,” Anndee said. “But I’ve been privileged, as his daughter, to know the private man – the one whose eyes always grew teary when he read one of my essays or watched his granddaughter perform on the silks at circus school.
“His most joyous moments were when the five of us – he and my mom, my partner Elissa and me, and our daughter, Sasha – sat down to a dinner, one that he, of course, had cooked, and raised our glasses in a toast to love and life. He would glance around the table and say, ‘I’m the luckiest man.’
“But we were the lucky ones, to live side by side with his integrity, sensitivity, talent, humor and heart.”
He was 86.