Harold Torok

Harold F. "Hal" Torok, 92, former Vice President of Ross Meehan Foundries, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his home. He was a graduate of Drexel Institute of Technology and a veteran of both War World II and the Korean War. During the Korean War he was assigned duty in the Army Office of the Chief of Ordnance, The Pentagon and served as advisor to the Rubber Division of the National Production Authority and as consultant to the Deputy Director of the Defense Production Authority. While at Ross Meehan he held membership in the American Foundry Mens Society, the American Society for Metals, the American Society of Military Engineers, The American Defense Preparedness Association, The National Defense Executive Reserve and served on Industry Advisory Committees for both the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Defense. In 1975 he was named Chattanoogas Engineer of the Year. Hal was a former member of the Greater Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, the Chattanooga Engineers Club and the Mountain City Club. He served six years as President of the Chattanooga Boys Choir during which time he originated the Pecan Sale and the Singing Christmas Tree which he produced for 15 years. He has continued as a lifetime member of the Board. On retirement from Ross Meehan he operated his own business brokering an item which he held the patent. Hal was an author publishing two books of patriotic fiction. A member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, he served as a Trustee, a member of the Administrative Board, Finance and Building Committees, Chairman of the Scout Committee and as an Adult Sunday School Teacher. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth P. Torok. Surviving are his sons, Rick (Christy); and granddaughter Whitney Torok; son, Ron Torok; and grandsons Chris Torok and Ben Torok. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at the funeral home with Rev. Gary Roop officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors. Memorial donations may be made to the Chattanooga Boys Choir. Please share your condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com. Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.

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