Matthew Samuel Hochman

May 10, 1969April 24, 2021

Matthew Samuel Hochman was born on May 10, 1969 in Jacksonville, Florida and passed away on April 24, 2021. He was a kind man with a gentle spirit. He was a loving family man. He worked as a tax preparer and was loved by his clients. He was a passionate dog lover. He also had a passion for the Dallas Cowboys, shooting pool, and playing darts. He was survived by his children Rachel Hochman and David Hochman, his mother Shirley Hochman, his sisters Malkah and Nori Hochman, and his former wife and friend Melanie Hochman. He is very loved and will be missed very much. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at Donations in his memory can be made at


  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, April 29, 2021


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Mary Helms

May 7, 2021

The loss of Matt will bring sadness to all of us for a very long time. I will miss him always and his memory will live in my heart.

I remember when Matt was born and there was such excitement everywhere. He evened up the playing field at last. Ralph now had his little sidekick (his little clone), to help deal with all the ladies in the house. Love was everywhere.

Matt made such a mark on the world when he had his beautiful Daughter Rachel and his Handsome Son, David. He could not have been prouder of them. He had every right; they are smart, loving children who will contribute greatly to society.

So, my dear Nephew, you are missed, you are loved and never to be forgotten. Your gentle soul touched everyone who knew you.

I believe Matt is safe, happy, and healthy. He is also with his Beloved Father, Ralph.

Paula Saraga

May 5, 2021

To my Hochman Family—Shirley, Malkah, Nori, Rachel and David:
I send my love— followed by the hope for eventual healing of your hearts and souls as you mourn the sudden loss of Matthew.

I last saw him with his son and father at Stonewood Restaurant and was delighted to have a chance to catch up a bit after all these years.

Please call on my mom and me for an errand, ride or simply a visit.

Kim Luellen/Garber Family

May 4, 2021

Matt was always so kind and gentle just like his father.
I remember when Matt and my brother, David, were constantly getting into trouble at Hebrew School at the Jax Jewish Center. Those poor teachers had their hands full.
Matt will be greatly missed.

Briggs Bickley

May 4, 2021

My heart is saddened with the passing of Matt, his family means so much to me. I was blessed with the opportunity to participate in his marriage a few years back. It was the first Jewish Wedding I had ever done and it was so much fun. The next thing I knew there were glasses getting broken and a party broke. I will never forget that time. God Bless you Matthew. RIP

Ernie Isaac

May 3, 2021

I'm so sorry for the loss of Matt. He was a good father and a good man. I will miss him terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with you Shirley and the entire family.

Kent Matthews

May 2, 2021

When I first met Matt, a little over ten years ago, I instantly liked him. His friendly, soft manner and sincere smile made me feel welcome to the family.
Periodically, I would help with projects he needed to be done. Sometimes I would make a mistake and worry about the outcome of the project. Matt would calmly tell me not to concern myself, that it will look great when we are done.
I never heard Matt raise his voice or say a harsh word. He was a man that I strived to be like. Everyone loved Matt.
He was a master of quick-witted humor. He would say three words in a room where everyone's mood was quiet. laughter would fill the room.
To me, Matt has not really gone away. I carry him in a special place in my heart as I do his Papa.

Rubin Saraga

May 2, 2021

Matt....Always a kind , caring and loving father, son, husband who had so much more time on this earth to show his friends and family what its like to be a true human being and man that wiuld do anything for anyone that surrounded him....his life was taken from us too early, but memories will be remembered for the rest of our lifetime ....your cousin Rubin, Rest in you

Frieda Saraga / Saraga

May 2, 2021

Always loved seeing Matthew and Ralph together working. Will miss you very much. Sending Shirley, Malkah, Nori, Rachel, and David all our love and please know that we are here for each of you.
Praying that all of the memories and love surrounding you at this time brings you all comfort. Much love, Frieda and Len

Kay Holland

May 1, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you. May God give you peace & comfort through this most difficult time.

Sharon Saraga Walters

April 30, 2021

Aunt Shirley, Malkah, Nori, Rachel , David,and Melanie,
I am praying for you all during this very hard, sad, and devastating time.
I remember when Matthew was born he was like the "Rock Star". The firstborn son in the Hochman family. I will always cherish many memories of him most of them in his younger days.
I remember the joy and excitement that Malkah and Nori had to have a brother.
I remember as Matthew got older meeting Melanie ,and having two beautiful children that Ralph and Shirley love like their own.
The relationship that Matthew had with Rachel and David was one of a proud loving father.
Matthew and Ralph had a very close relationship, especially that they worked together closely for many years.
Matthew, had a loving kind way about him and was the kind of brother any sister would want to have.
Matthew, you made your mark in the world while you were here.
Just wish it hadn't ended so soon.
Your life will be remembered forever and your children, your Mother and sisters will carry out all that you would
have wished for your family.
The only thing that brings the slightest comfort is that you are now back with your papa. I love you Matthew forever. Sharon