|Birth: ||Sep. 2, 1923|
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 2004|
Guy W. Cochran Jr., 80, of Oil City, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, in Sugar Creek Station, Franklin, where he resided for the past three years. Born Sept. 2, 1923, in Rouseville, he was the son of Guy W. Cochran Sr. and Elma Goodman Cochran. He attended Rouseville and Oil City schools.
Mr. Cochran served in the U.S. Army during World War II, enlisting Jan. 29, 1941, and serving as a rifleman in combat duty with the 805th Hellcats Infantry. His tour of duty included Africa, Italy, France, Belgium and Germany. He survived the Battle of the Bulge and was discharged June 29, 1945. He was employed by Hunter-Wilson Barrel Works for a number of years and then went to work for Venango Newspapers where he retired as mail room foreman in 1985 after 33 years of service. Mr. Cochran was a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church in Oil City where he was an active member since 1952.
He enjoyed spending time with his family as well as bowling, hunting,
fishing and camping. Later in life he also enjoyed his time with the staff and extended family at the Alzheimer's Unit of Sugar Creek Station. Mr. Cochran was married in the Rouseville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Clifford Joshua Nov. 1, 1946, to Velma E. "Betty" Rodgers, who survives. They celebrated 57 years of marriage last November.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, Gary Cochran, Edward Cochran and wife, Mary, all of Oil City, and Eric Cochran and wife, Betsy, of Franklin; and seven grandchildren, Amy Watkins of Titusville, Adam Cochran, Courtney Cochran and Cameron Cochran, all of Oil City, Sarah Cochran, Ben Cochran and Hannah Cochran, all of Franklin. He also is survived by a sister, Ruth Culbertson of Rouseville; a brother, Jack Cochran of Cherrytree; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cochran was preceded in death by an
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday
in the Osenider Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Philip Scherr, pastor of Good Hope Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens, Cranberry.
Guy Cochran (1899 - 1993)
Elma Louella Goodman Cochran (1902 - 2001)
Velma Elizabeth Rodgers Cochran (1925 - 2012)*
Helen M. Cochran (1920 - 1920)*
Mildred Ruth Cochran Culbertson (1921 - 2009)*
Guy W Cochran (1923 - 2004)
Sunset Hill Memorial Park
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Record added: Sep 21, 2009
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