Services: Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2:00 PM at Congregation Beth El, 109 East Avenue, Norwalk. Burial: Burial will follow in Beth El Cemetery, 109 Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Arrangements are in the care of Collins Funeral Home. Donations: Contributions in his memory may be made to Congregation Beth El, 109 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 or to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).

Dr. M. Hyman Hodish


September 12, 1921 - July 31, 2014

Dr. M. Hyman Hodish, 92, husband of the late Harriet Levenson Hodish passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Norwalk Hospital. Born September 12, 1921 in Syracuse, NY, he was son of the late Jacob and Lena Hodish.

Dr. Hodish practiced dentistry in Norwalk for over 40 years and was an active member of Congregation Beth El in Norwalk.

He is survived by his son Michael Hodish and his wife Julia of Bethel, CT, his granddaughter Ingrid He of Astoria, New York, sister Shirley Rifkin of Syracuse, NY and by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2:00 PM at Congregation Beth El, 109 East Avenue, Norwalk. Burial will follow in Beth El Cemetery, 109 Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Arrangements are in the care of Collins Funeral Home.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Congregation Beth El, 109 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 or to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).

  1. Dear Mike,

    He was very kind and will be remembered fondly by all who had the privilege to have met him.

    All blessings to you and yours.

    Sincerely,

    Philip DiCostanzo and Family

    August 1, 2014
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  • Dear Mike
    my condolensces to you and your family. Hy was a gentle soul, full of life, and you were lucky to have hime for those 92
    years. I enjoyed having lunch with him recently and he was so vibrant. I am sure his memories will support you in this time of grief.

    August 1, 2014
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  • Dear Mike
    I was always very fond of your sweet, kind and generous father. He was always so jolly and very welcoming to me on my trips to the US. I particularly remember how quickly he adopted IT and the use of the internet in its early days. We also enjoyed entertaining him and your mother at our home in the UK some 18 years ago.
    Our very best wishes and condolences to you and the rest of the family whom I have never met.
    Jane and Stephen Kyle Guernsey, Channel Islands

    August 1, 2014
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  • Dear Mike and Family:
    we here at The Maritime Aquarium will miss your wonderful Dad. his volunteer work here here for so many years, brought joy and happiness to those of us who had the pleasure of working with him, and more importantly to the thousands of children that he assisted with that charming smile and wonderful personality.
    he was a good man. my personal memory of getting to sing some of Tevyes material for him will comfort me during this time.
    Sam Ross
    The Maritime Aquarium

    August 1, 2014
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  • We share your sadness in the passing of your father. We will not be able to support you in person this weekend but please know that you have our sympathies. His ability to find humor in all things was a gift that he shared with us on many occasions. A truly remarkable man.
    Please accept a hug from both of us.
    Rick and Joan McFarland

    August 1, 2014
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  • Dear Mike:

    So sorry to hear about your dad. My condolences. I will always remember your dad as very welcoming, happy man. My thoughts are with you.
    -Mike Gamcsik

    August 1, 2014
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  • So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was such a kind and thoughtful man and I was very fond of him. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    August 1, 2014
    Megan Ferrell -
  • Mike,
    I saw your Dad a few times, what a wonderful man, always so pleasant and friendly. You were very lucky to have him in your life. My deepest sympathy to you!

    Rita Bosch

    August 1, 2014
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  • Mike—Pia and I are so very sorry to hear the news, and would like to express our deepest condolences. Sadly, neither of us had a chance to meet your father, but knowing his wonderful son makes us think of him as a gentle, caring soul. Please accept our sympathies,
    Pia and Hannu

    August 1, 2014
    Hannu Laakso -
  • Dear Mike ,
    Our condolences,Your Dad was a good man who did good things and led a good life. So many people remember his kindness.
    Our deepest sympathy to you and Julie and the rest of your family.

    August 1, 2014
    Bob and Pat Brennan -
  • Dear Mike,
    We would like to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. We are very sorry for your loss.
    Regards,
    Michael & Gail Jones

    August 1, 2014
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  • Dear Dr Mike, Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Your wonderful stories of your father and his full life will live on with us all in celebration of his character.

    May the Long Time Sun
    Shine upon you
    All love surround you
    And the pure light
    within you
    Guide your way on

    August 1, 2014
    Susan and Brian Clancy -
  • Dear Mike,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. What a wonderful life he led, making so many contributions to the community and to health of his patients for so many years. I always enjoyed seeing and conversing with him when he was in your office. We will be unable to attend the service as we are now living in Pennsylvania in temporary quarters while looking for a home, but our thoughts will be with you and Julia on that day. May he rest in peace, and may you always cherish his memory.

    Ed and Ruth Ayres

    August 1, 2014
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  • Mike and Julia,

    Deepest and most sincere sympathy and condolences to you all in this time if grief. We cannot attend but will be there in spirit.

    Sincerely
    John and Janet

    August 1, 2014
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  • Dr. Mike and Julia,
    Our family would like to offer you our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter.

    Allen and Donna Brown and family

    August 1, 2014
    Allen & Donna Brown -
  • With Sympathy in the loss of your father.
    Sharing in your sorrow
    And sincerely hoping, too
    That knowing others understand
    Will help to comfort you.

    August 2, 2014
    Margaret Redway -
  • My sincere sympathy to the family. I enjoyed many conversations with Dr. Hodish over the years. I will always remember his kind spirit. Pat Adams

    August 2, 2014
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  • Dear Mike and Julia,

    Both Karen and I are sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. Hi befriended me as soon as I came over to the US from England 4 years ago. He attended our wedding ceremony. Hi was avery gentle man and both Karen and I found him quite entertaining. Sadly recently we’ve not seen him so much, something which we both regret.
    We will be there tomorrow to pay our respects to one of life’s really nice men.

    Jon & Karen Bradbury

    August 2, 2014
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  • To Dr. Mike and family, I am sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you and your family. Although, he only worked on my teeth a few times, I remember him as always a kind and pleasant man. May God Bless all of you. Karen Polito.

    August 3, 2014
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  • dear mike. my condolences to you and family. may god bless all of you family. sal cambareri

    Salvatore cambareri _ august 5.2014

    August 6, 2014
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  • Dear Dr. Mike,

    I just now was able to get into my e-mails. I am saddened to hear about your father passing away. My sincere condolences.
    I well remember his kind smile and soothing voice. What a beautiful human being! My thoughts and prayers are with you
    and your family at this difficult time.
    Elisabeth Porguen, 24 Anson Road, Norwalk

    August 7, 2014
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  • Dear Mike and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your father. I have been away till now. I have known your parents for many years and was very fond of both of them. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sheila Abrahamson

    August 17, 2014
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