Theodore Hochstim Was a Supporter of the Arts

Theodore S. (Ted) Hochstim, of Dallas, Tex., and Vineyard Haven died suddenly at his home in Dallas on April 29.

He was born July 7, 1927 to Rose and Harry Hochstim in New York city. He attended Townsend Harris High School, was graduated from Horace Mann at the age of 15, received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University, and earned a law degree from Cornell University.

Ted worked as an attorney and in real estate for retailers before becoming a real estate consultant. He was a supporter of the arts and many charitable organizations. He treasured his summers on Martha's Vineyard. He loved playing tennis at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club and the Island Inn Tennis Courts in Oak Bluffs, having dinner and visiting with friends, and sitting on the porch reading the papers or a good book. He was a trusted friend and advisor to many, and he will be greatly missed.

He was the loving husband of Iva for 48 years, devoted father of son David and wife Michelle, daughter Betsy Fijolek and husband Rick, and daughter Nancy Goldberg and husband Michael, and doting grandfather of Ethan Hochstim, Jeffrey, Gregory and Allison Fijolek and Emily, Henry and Owen Goldberg.

Services were held May 1 in Dallas. Memorial gifts may be made to the West Tisbury or Vineyard Haven public libraries.