James Franklin Cochran, 88, of 1251 East Main St., passed away Saturday (May 23, 2015) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born April 18, 1927 in Mayburg, he was a son of the late Orie and Mae Ella (Barr) Cochran.
On Nov. 5, 1955, he married Mary Jean (Paul) Cochran, who passed away July 17, 2000.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on May 6, 1944 and served during WWII as a gunner aboard the aircraft carrier USS Randolf, which saw action at Ulithi Island in the Pacific Theatre. He was honorably discharged June 5, 1946.
After his military service, he was employed in various capacities in area logging and oil fields. He resided in Bradford since 1955 and retired from Georgia Pacific in 1990 after 33 years of service.
He is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Charles) Schreiber of Marshburg and Judy (Greg) Barlett of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren, Shelly Stampfler, Scott C. (Debbie) Schreiber and Greg M. Barlett; two great-grandchildren, Ashley Paige Kiser and Zebulon P. Stampfler; two brothers-in-law, Charles (Nancy) Paul of Bradford and Edward Connolly of N. Ridgeville, Ohio; a sister in law, Betty (Blythe) Cochran; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife of 40 years, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Sherman, who was killed in action in WWII, Meade and Gary Cochran; and five sisters, Ella Keane, Anna Cochran, Agnes Eschenbaugh, Beatrice Ayers and Ruth Connolly.
Private funeral services will be held in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., East Main St., with Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes, retired minister, officiating. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from May 26 to June 1, 2015