Henry Edward “Ed” Hanoch, 83, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, went to be with the Lord on October 8th, 2019. He was born on August 11th, 1936, to Walter Herbert and Edna Agatha (Rhine) Hanoch at their home in Tulsa, OK. That day is still listed as one of the hottest days in Oklahoma history.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Francis Munyon, Wanda Adler, and Carolyn Jarvis; and his brother, Walter Hanoch, Jr.
Ed married the love of his life, Donna Elaine Swartz on October 23rd, 1957.
He graduated from Webster High School in 1955 and later in life would get together with some of the graduates for breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Shortly after high school, he got his electrician’s license and worked in the electrical field for several years before deciding to go into the woodworking industry. He started his own company, General Mill & Fixtures, in 1964 and operated it until he retired in 2000. Ed was also a contract hauler for Tulsa World for 26 years.
Ed was an avid antique car enthusiast and a member of Antique Car Club. He enjoyed sports car racing with his son, Mark, and they had a Fiat Spider they were able to race a few times at Hallett Raceway. Ed loved old warplanes, and once flew a WWII-era B-17 plane.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Donna, of Tulsa, OK; his children, Leslie (Jim) VanDerwiele of Edmond, OK, Mark (Denise) Hanoch of Tulsa, OK, and Robin (Bruce) Sartin of Tulsa, OK; his grandchildren, Tricia (Paul) Klopfenstein, Kaylie (Brian) Harris, Erin Stathem, Paige (Ryan) Gaither, Jake (Megan) Sartin, and Cameron (Kinderson) Sartin; and his great-grandchildren, Emma and Claire Klopfenstein, Caleb and Braylie Harris, Peightyn and Ayden Stathem, and MaKenzie and Reese Sartin. A host of nieces, nephews, and other friends also survive him.
A visitation will be held Friday, October 11, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 11a.m. at Heath-Griffith Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Heath-Griffith Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Arrangements and Services are entrusted to Heath-Griffith Funeral Home of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Expressions of Sympathy may be left for the Hanoch family by visiting www.heathgriffithfuneralhome.com .