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Alan Hochstein Garland, Texas

Alan Hochstein, 75, of Garland, Texas, died Nov. 1, 2013.

Memorial services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at First United Methodist Church of Plano, Texas. Inurnment was in DFW National Cemetery.

Alan Leroy Hochstein, son of Vern and Sue Hochstein, was born Aug. 3, 1938, in Osceola.

After high school graduation, Alan served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1959, with the Airborne Early Warning and Control System based in Guam. Alan graduated from Iowa State University in June 1963 with a degree in aerospace engineering.

His career included work at Lockheed Aircraft in California and Marietta, Ga., LTV in Grand Prairie, Texas, McDonnell Douglas in Houston, Rockwell and United Space Alliance in Webster, Texas.

Alan received the Manned Flight Awareness Honoree Award from NASA and Silver Snoopy Award from the astronauts for his work on the approach and landing phase of shuttle flights.

Alan is survived by his wife Rose Mary; sons, Brian (wife Anika), Eric and Kurt (wife Charlene); grandchildren, Chloe, Erika, Caroline, Daniel, Henry, Isaac, Brooke and Luke; brother Lee (wife Patricia), sister Sandra, sister-in-law Frances and Don Crawford, and nieces and nephews. 

Alan was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dan and infant grandson Christopher.

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