Dr. Jack Martin Hochman

January 26, 1939November 4, 2019

Dr. Jack Martin Hochman died in his home in Princeton, NJ, on November 4. He had been treated for bladder cancer for over two years but finally succumbed to the disease. Jack was not an aggressive “ fighter” nor a “warrior". Yet, he surpassed every expectation as he "soldiered “ through the rigors of various treatments and set-backs of his cancer condition.

He was born on January 26, in Brooklyn, NY, where he lived with his parents, Harry and Dorothy Hochman, and his younger brother, Philip Hochman. Jack excelled in his studies in Brooklyn’s public schools and then went to and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, now the engineering school of New York University . His master’s degree in Engineering is from Yale University in 1960, and his Doctorate in Engineering Science is from Yale University 1964. After a short career in the aero-space industry in California, he returned East and began his long,successful, and international career at Exxon, later ExxonMobil .

He is the father of Diane Gallo ( Gregory) and Jennifer Juneau ( Christien) and the grandfather of Renee Gallo and Benjamin Gallo. His first marriage ended in divorce. He was the husband of Jane D. Hochman, nee Finneman for 41 years and the step-father of Amy Chazkel and Robin Behar. He was “ Grandpa Jack” to Aya Alryyes and Jonah and Grace Behar. He is also survived by his brother, Philip Hochman, sister-in-law, Donna Hochman, nephew , Jared Hochman, and niece, Jasmine Hochman.

For many years, Jack and Jane, together, loved to attend theatre performances both in New York and in London. They loved to travel and gathered life-long friends through these travels from all over the world. He read the New York Times from cover to cover every day. Everything he did, he did with ease , grace and class.

Jack was loved by his family and many friends from all over the world. He was admired and respected by everyone who knew him throughout his professional and personal life. He is already dearly missed.

SHIVA Information will be available on our website after the funeral service is completed.


  • Jane Hochman, Spouse
  • Jennifer Juneau, Daughter
  • Diane Gallo, Daughter


  • Temple Service Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Shiva at the Hochman's Residence Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Shiva at the Hochman's Residence Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Shiva at the Hochman's Residence Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Shiva at the Hochman's Residence Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, November 7, 2019


Dr. Jack Martin Hochman

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Lloyd and Marilyn Hollander

November 9, 2019

Our 60 plus year friendship with Jack was a sensational experience
He made our lives exciting and interesting. A true friend. A great friend
His spirit will always be with us and he will never be forgotten.

stacie williams

November 6, 2019

May all your greatest memories give you peace and strength during this difficult time. We are thinking of you all and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
With Love,
Ned, Stacie ( Juneau) and Jace

Brenda and Rick Torre

November 6, 2019

We are so very sorry to hear the sad news about your dear Jack. He was a fine engineer, manager and friend. We will always remember his smiling face and uplifting ways. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
Brenda and Rick Torre

Michael Noland

November 6, 2019

Jack, You were an important part of my life. You were my boss at several points in our careers and you were one of the truly very best. Not just a boss and colleague, but a friend.
Jane, Karen and I are thinking of you and the family. Our condolences.


November 6, 2019

We never worked "shoulder to shoulder" those many years of our Exxon careers, but we had many enjoyable interactions. I shall remember you warmly.
Dennis O'Dea