Honoring the Passing of Mr. John Ochs
John Ochs passed away May 3, 2016. Throughout his life he served both his country and community. Born and raised in Rhinebeck, New York, Ochs graduated from State University in New York. After graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Vietnam War. Following his time in the military, he worked in the financial industry, retiring as director of operations for Pen Air Federal Credit Union in 2014.
John, 69, moved his family to Pensacola, FL in 1998 where he became an active volunteer in the local community. In addition to serving as Treasurer on the Veterans Memorial Park Foundation board, Ochs was an active advocate with the NW Florida Defense Coalition; served as a member of the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee; served as a national director for the Navy League; served as a local and national officer for U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; and was an Honorary Commander 455 Flying Training Squadron, USAF, NAS.
John is survived by his wife, Wendi, and sons Andrew and Jeffrey, of Pensacola. He is also survived by his sister Sondra (Bebe) Miscedra and father, John A. Ochs, of Rhinebeck. A memorial service for Ochs was held May 6 at Temple Beth El in Pensacola.
In Memory of
John's family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, people consider making a donation to:
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