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Dorothy "Dot" Hochgertle

Dorothy "Dot" Hochgertle

Dorothy "Dot" Hochgertle

Mrs. Dorothy Allene Hochgertle - ‘Dot’ – of Lawrenceville, GA passed away peacefully at Hospice with family by her side, on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Family and friends often commented that, “she was the sweetest person they ever knew”. Born Dorothy Allene Akins on February 22, 1924, in Decatur, GA, she attended Girl’s High School in Atlanta and later took night classes at Georgia State and at Dekalb College, while working for the War Assets Administration in Atlanta. In 1951 Dot married the love of her life, Jim Hochgertle. They had four children together and traveled the world as a happy Army family, living in as far away places as Okinawa, Japan and in numerous states across the U.S. Dot enjoyed a successful career, and later retired after working in government agencies such as, ATF and the Defense Department, but always considered her role as a devoted wife and mother as her most important and rewarding gift in life. Dot lost her husband Jim in 1999 after forty-eight years of marriage. She is survived by her loving sons and daughters and their spouses; Kent & Debi Hochgertle of Lawrenceville, Jan & Geno Welch of Suwanee, Marti & Alan Joseph of Hartwell, Kevin & Paige Hochgertle of Dacula; her nine wonderful grand children and their spouses; Keri & Mike Bennett, Kyle Hochgertle, Trey Hochgertle, Brian & Erin Welch, Matt Welch, Jessica & Jason Snyder, Kelsey & Tyler Scott, Bailey Hochgertle and Braden Hochgertle; along with two precious great grand children, Lexi and Charlotte Snyder. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 1st at 11:00 a.m. at St. Monica Catholic Church in Duluth, GA with a reception following the service. Interment will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Atlanta – www.cff.org, or the Peachtree Christian Hospice – www.peachtreechristianhospice.com - in Duluth, GA. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.