Only a few weeks ago the Mount Vernon Community was shocked by the tragic death of George Bochow, Jr., who was a friend to many. I had known that his mother, Mary, had been ill for quite some time, and I am sure that the sad news regarding George was a great blow to her, as it was to all who knew George. I met the late Dr. George Bochow and Mary Bochow, his wife, on the playing fields of Mount Vernon. Along with her late husband, Mrs. Bochow was an important part of not only the Mount Vernon community, but the athletic fields, playgrounds and gyms of Mount Vernon. Where ever the young Bochow children played, their parents were there giving support to them and the teams that they played on. It is too bad that other parents didn’t follow their lead. I remembered their example quite well, and when my son played sports at Solomon Schecter, the Recreation League, and White Plains HS, my wife Linda and I made it our business to support his efforts and support the White Plains’ teams that he participated with. Our society should take a lesson from their commitment to their children and the importance of being close to our children’s lives and activities.
Richard J. Garfunkel
The Journal News 2-10-10
Mary M. Bochow, 89, passed away on February 6, 2010. Predeceased by her husband Dr. George Bochow and her son George Jr. Survived by her 5 children Beryl(Norman) Hay, Alyson (Gary) Cohen, Michel (Peter Francese) Bochow, Brian (Donna), and Gregory. Also survived by nine cherished grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her for her kindness and selflessness. A memorial service will be held at Yannantuono Funeral home on Friday February 12, 2010 at 7pm. In Lieu of flowers, to honor Mary's spirit of giving, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. YANNANTUONO BURR DAVIS SHARPE FUNERAL HOME 584 Gramatan Avenue Mt. Vernon, NY 10552 914-699-4010 www.yannantuonofh.com