John R. Wochek
March 28, 1926 – May 19, 2020
John R. Wochek passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday May 19th 2020.
John (Jack, Grandpa, Poppa) was a devoted husband and son. He was predeceased by the love of his life Jeanne Wochek on April 27, 2016, his parents John and Roberta Wochek, his brothers Warren and Vernon and his sister Barbara (Hill).
John is survived by his grandchildren: Tracy and Tamas Romeisz, Heather Lay and Jim Moyer, Seth and Giselle Mekoski, his great grandchildren: Gillian Romeisz, Dylan Moyer, Natalya, Sophia and Elijah Mekoski, his niece Laura and John Hagerty, great nieces Tara Hegarty and Monica Cluff, great nephew Matthew Cluff, great great nephews Matthew and Warren Cluff. nieces Jeanne Kornhaas, Victoria Nelson, Joy Wochek, Lisa Bernard and nephew John Wochek.
Jack was born on March 28, 1926 to parents John Wochek and Roberta Van Scoy. At an early age he had a passion for cars and was very proud to have built a small vehicle with his father. He was a machinist and served in WW2 on the cruiser the USS Pasadena. He was present when the Japanese surrendered in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. When the war was over, he came back to Danbury to become an expert auto body mechanic and the owner of the Park Garage.
Beside his passion for machines and cars he was an avid train collector. He spent much of his “retirement” enjoying running trains with his friends. On the weekends Jack and Jeanne enjoyed going out to restaurants and parties for dinner and dancing. As the grandchildren got older it was dinner and a carnival or shopping. Jack was a family man and he cherished his relationships with all of his family near and far. He was sentimental and would become very emotional when there was a special occasion or a family gathering. Jack was known throughout Danbury; had many friends and he will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, funeral services will be private. Any donations in his memory can be made to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 30 Milestone Road, Danbury, CT 06810
Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut
30 Milestone Road, Danbury, Connecticut 06810
Funeral Services Will Be Private
John R. Wochek
May 24, 2020
Jack, thank you for your service!!! Thank you for all of the wonderful memories of picnic's in the backyard, elaborate and delicious holiday feasts and festivities at your home!!! Jack was a Mr. Fix It, there was always a way to make things work again and if he didn't have what he needed at home, he would go to his garage and find it. His grandaughters loved going to the garage with him because he always treated them to breakfast at the New York Bake Shop. Thank you for being in our lives, you will be missed and loved!!