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George R. Cockerton


1936 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
George R. Cockerton Obituary
George R. Cockerton Mar. 3, 1936 - Jul. 16, 2014 Resident of Walnut Creek George R. Cockerton passed away peacefully on July 16,2014 with his family by his side, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Oakland CA and has been a life time resident of Walnut Creek. George was a graduate of Acalanes High School and later went on to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a varsity athlete, lettering in football and baseball. In 1954, George enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and after honorable discharge, followed his passion by becoming an educator. George was a successful teacher and coach for the San Ramon Valley School District for over 38 years. His passion for the game and dedication to the athletes was noteworthy. George is survived by his loving wife Barbara of 56 years; his oldest son Matthew and wife Lisa, grand children Cori and Ryan, son Michael and his children Adam and Angela, Daughter Margaret husband Paul and granddaughter Melissa. Son Richard and wife Julie, grandchild Kate. All are invited to join in celebration of life to be held at Saint Stephens Catholic Church, 525 Madonna Lane in Walnut Creek on Thursday, July 24th at 10:30 am. A private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local hospice organization or high school athletic program. Holy Anges Funeral 925-932--0900
Published in Contra Costa Times on July 20, 2014
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