Services have been set for Harry G. Ochs Jr., 80, a butcher at the Reading Terminal Market for more than 60 years and a former head of the market's Merchants Association.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby. A Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Laurence Catholic Church, 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby. Burial will be in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Marple Township.
A reception will honor Mr. Ochs at 1 p.m. Monday in the center court at the Reading Terminal Market.
Mr. Ochs, who was born Harry G. Finocchio, apprenticed with the first Harry Ochs, a German butcher in the market, and later took over the stand and adopted his name. He graduated from West Philadelphia High School. During the Korean War, he interrupted his career at the market to serve Stateside in the Army.
Mr. Ochs, who died of cancer Sunday at Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, is survived by a son, Nicholas Ochs; daughters Jeannette Davidson and Joyce Crowley; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his longtime companion, Noelle Scheller; and his former wife, Jeanne Kirkman, and a sister. Son Harry G. III died in 2004.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Hospice, 1221 Race St., Philadelphia 19107.