George W. Cochern, PhD|
Feb 16, 1919 - Sept 18, 2013
Resident of Campbell
George, 94, has gone to be with the Lord. Survived by his wife of almost 70 years, the former Bobbi Grime of Cazenovia, NY and his 7 children, Linda Guerra (Joe), Tom Cochern, Judy Porras (Fred), Roger Cochern, John Cochern, Betsy Godinez (Rich) and Carol Allen (Scott). A grandfather of 23 and great grandfather of 46 and counting. Born in Buffalo NY, graduate of Buffalo State (BA) and Syracuse University where he earned his Master's and Doctorate.
An Army Air Corps WWII Veteran, serving in the China Burma India Theater, Chief of the San Jose Reserve Police (Badge #001A) for 30 years, receiving numerous commendations, and a Professor of Education at San Jose State University where he touched and shaped so many lives.
They moved to the west coast for just "two years", landing in Campbell in 1955, and found they really liked the lack of snow and never left.
A dedicated soldier, police officer, educator, husband, father, and grandfather. He lived a wonderful life and God granted him a peaceful passing surrounded by loved ones.
Service at Venture Christian Church, Fri. Oct. 18th, 10am. 16845 Hicks Road, Los Gatos
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Sept. 28, 2013