Stephen M. Gochberg

Stephen GochbergAge 65, passed away May 1, 2023 from complications of diabetes.  He was born March 13, 1958, in Washington DC.  Stephen is survived by his parents, Dr. Donald and Joan Gochberg; sister, Lisa (Donald) Bosman; brothers, Matthew Gochberg and Daniel (Leslie) Gochberg; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Amy Gochberg, in 1974.

Steve was a very special child, creative and imaginative.  He loved books, especially those written by his dad about Western civilization and the ancient world. He also explored the enormous amount of literature in his dad’s office. He loved movies and dreamed of becoming a film director.  His favorites were Sam Peckinpah, Stanley Kubrick, and Martin Scorsese. Starting in high school he enjoyed wrestling and boxing, competing in many tournaments. Steve earned an Associates Degree at LCC in Photography and Film. He loved bicycles, taking long rides every day, exploring different routes both for pleasure and transportation. Steve was an excellent story teller, unique and funny.  He especially enjoyed making children laugh. Steve will be dearly missed by all the people who loved and appreciated him.

A special Thank You to Rabbi Amy Bigman and our Shaarey Zedek family for all their love and support. Many thanks also to Rabbi Weingarten of Chabad for providing Steve opportunities for wonderful friendships. Steve greatly enjoyed his time at Chabad, talking about sports, politics, and religion.

A private graveside service was held at Evergreen Cemetery in Lansing.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association in memory of Stephen Gochberg.

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Kathleen A Kent
May 10, 2023 at 4:33 pm

Dear Dr. Gochberg and Mrs. Gochberg, My heart feels heavy for you. The last time I spoke to you (Dr. Gochberg) was around 1976. I was newly married, introduced you to my new husband and was completely taken aback when you told us about Amy. Today, as I perused the LSJ, I was again caught off-guard when I recognized the surname and read about your Stephen M. I had only two truly memorable professors at MSU and you are one of them. You don’t know me but I knew you, loved your classes and your ‘Elgin Marbles/London Museum’ story. I understand why Stephen loved to read your books. With respect, I grieve with you and your good wife and family in this loss.

Richard Williams
May 21, 2023 at 6:14 pm

He was a great person to hold a conversation with and a good friend to my mom pat.


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