IN MEMORIAM: Martin Rochelle – 1936 to November 23, 2014

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Yom_Hashoah_candleMartin Rochelle lived an accomplished life with integrity, ethically driven, and compassionate in his demeanor. His drive and fervor could not be exceeded no matter how far or wide the search for another. He succumbed to arduous and painful medical issues against which he struggled with all his being. Valiantly fought, he was overwhelmed. The tenets that sated and maintained him his entire life was greater than his resume of accomplishment over his 78 years among us.

He will be remembered for his love for Yonkers, his belief in its people, his empathic abilities, the acumen of acquired knowledge and experience he brought to the table. He was astute in many disciplines, standing his ground on issues he would constantly reassess. He was tough, but he listened, and more so, he heard all those with whom he engaged and encountered.

He was loved and respected by all who came to know him. He embodied a cantankerous façade but was neither a curmudgeon or cantankerous. He was no pushover. He stood for reason, and goodness, and kindness, and introspective thought and action.

He lived the life of a “mensch”, an understanding, worthy, honorable man who lived a life of rectitude, piousness, and dignity – attributes few attain. Martin Rochelle did.

Martin Rochelle passed away this Sunday morning, November 23, 2014 at White Plains Hospital among his loving and caring family. He is survived by his wife and children.

Martin Rochelle’s life as an adult is exemplary. He joined the Unites States Air Force, created the largest network of bail bond companies, served as Yonkers City Manager before the advent of a city mayor, also as Chairman of the Yonkers Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, and the Westchester County Parks Recreation and Conservation Board, as President of the New York State Recreation and Parks Society Board Commissioners, as City Marshall to the Yonkers City Court, Commissioner of the 9th Judicial Independent Screening Commission, and host of a weekly Tuesday evening radio show heard on WVOX-1460 AM.

Funeral services are to take place at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 21 West Broad Street, Mount Vernon, NY 10552. Tel: 914-664-6800, on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12 Noon.



eHeziIN MEMORIAM: Martin Rochelle – 1936 to November 23, 2014

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  1. I just found out about his passing. I am the oldest son of Connie and Jack Murray and even though he was really no relation to us, he has always been my Uncle Marty.
    Our family moved away from NY so I didn’t get to see Uncle Marty much as I would have liked, and I last saw him at my Fathers wake.
    You are missed Uncle Marty. Thank you for being there for me when I needed you. Rest in Peace.

  2. So sorry to hear of Marty’s passing. We hope that he didn’t suffer. He was a fine “friend”. Our hearts & thoughts are with all of his family. Neil our prayers are with you.
    Pat & Tony

  3. A fighter, a friend, and now an Angel,thank you for your friendship, you fought a good fight and will be missed by many, S.I.P. now my friend in Gods Heaven.

  4. Rest In Peace, Marty. Thank you for all of your help, shared knowledge and friendship through the decades. You will be missed by so many in the City of Yonkers.

    Joan Gronowski

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