Obituary of Lewis Hechtman
Lewis Hechtman passed away peacefully in his home in Danbury Connecticut surrounded by his loved ones. Lew leaves behind his beloved wife Alicia Hechtman of 29 years, his brother Harold Hechtman sister in law Harriet Hechtman, his daughter Katherine Swann son in law Elijah Swann 3 grandchildren Destiny Ezra and Robin Swann and a host of nieces nephews and great nieces and nephews that loved him dearly. He is preceded by his parents Abraham & Florence (Polack) Hechtman.
Lew was born in Brooklyn New York. Lew resided in Queens until 1988 when he moved to Danbury Connecticut to start his new journey with his soon to be wife. Although he lived in Connecticut he was still a true “New Yorker” at heart. He was a die hard Yankees and Jets Fan. This passion he shared with his long time best friend of over 40 years John Meixner.
Lew was a kind hearted soul who tried to help anyone he came in contact with. He would give you his last if that meant you were going to be ok. He would sometimes make up nicknames for his loved one. Such as C.D. for his beloved sister in law, “Broth” for his only older Brother, Munchkin for Destiny Big Boy for Ezra Squirrel for Robin his SON Elijah… Sweet Potata for his only baby girl and of course we can not forget his beloved bunny his wife.
Lew had a love for ALL animals especially his rescue dog ginger. He would sit on the porch and feed the bird, squirrels, and cats as he pet and played with every dog that walked by. He was known in the neighborhood as “Dr. Lewlittle”
Lews greatest love was his family. When he was spending time with his daughter son in law and grandchildren you can see the smile and glow in his eyes and on his face. Him and his wife would love to go upstate for the holidays and other times to visit with his sister in law brother in law nieces and nephews. He was always the biggest kid in the room and the biggest cannonball on the diving board. As long as he was surrounded by family and food he would have a smile on his face. That smile flowed onto everyone that he was with.
In the last 5 years he fought a serious battle with cancer. He had more pain than anyone should ever have to see in a lifetime. But you never once heard him complain or give up!!!! He went to every chemo session with a smile on his face knowing he could barely stand up. It takes a special person to go through what he did and fight the way he did and NEVER lose his positive attitude and NEVER lose his smile.
In recent years he has gained a second family at the Fellowship Center which he loved and cherished dearly. Through his battles they were there every step of the way as he did for them as long as he could.
In September 2018 he gave his life over to Christ and he got baptized, made his communion and Confirmation. Where in true Lew fashion he gained another friend in Father Peter who was here in his last days to bless him.
I can keep going on about what a great man the world has lost but God definitely gained an Angel and his family and friends are at peace knowing he is now pain free and flying high with the Angels.
Lewis Hechtman 6/2/1957 – 3/7/2019
In lieu of Flowers the family is asking for Donations to either:
The Regional Hospice of Danbury or
To the family to assist in the time of need.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Danbury. Visitation will be at Cornell Memorial Home on Tuesday March 12, 2019 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on March 20, 2019 at New Bethel First Pentecostal Church, 455 Station Rd, Bellport, NY. Burial in Pinelawn Cemetery immediately following church service.
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