John Robert "Jack" Cochrane, 74, of Amherst, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 15, 1938, in Oberlin, to the late John A. and Hazel (nee Grittner) Cochrane.
Jack lived in the Oberlin area most of his life.
He was a graduate of Culver Military Academy, he attended Dennison and graduated from Parsons College. Jack joined the Air National Guard and worked as a jet mechanic.
Jack owned and operated Powers and Dawley clothing store in Oberlin from 1969 to 1998. In 2000, he became a realtor and worked with Howard Hanna.
Jack was active in his community, serving on the Allen Hospital Foundation board and the Rotary Club
, serving as a past president. Jack was also very active in his sons' lives, helping as a Cub Scouts Webelos leader and coaching Little League and soccer. He was athletic as well, playing football through high school and was an avid skier, both water and snow. In his free time, Jack enjoyed spending time with his family. Whether at Lakeside or traveling to Disney World, he liked to be with his family.
Jack is survived by his wife of 33 years, Debra (nee Jameyson); sons Jack (Alison) and Bradley Cochrane and granddaughters Charlotte and Hazel Cochrane, all of Amherst; siblings Marianne Cochrane of Oberlin and David Cochrane of New York; and aunt, Marie Campbell. Jack was lovingly cared for by his entire family and the personnel at New Life Hospice.
Friends and family were received Tuesday, April 30 at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, Wellington.
Burial will take place at a later date at Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.
Donations in Jack's memory may be directed to either New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Rd., Lorain, OH 44053; or Camphill Village, 84 Camphill, Copake, NY 12516.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.