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James E. Cochran

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JamesE. Cochran age90,diedsuddenlyonFriday,December13,2013.Dr.Cochranwas borninHagerstown,Marylandin1923toEdwardandMildredWarehamCochran.After graduatingfromTheMercersburgAcademy,hereceivedaB.SandPh.D.inOrganicChemistry fromYaleUniversity. HisstudieswereinterruptedduringWorldWarIIwhenhejoinedtheUnited StatesNavyandservedasaPharmacistMate. Dr.CochranworkedforEliLillyCompany,Stauffer ChemicalCompanyandTechChem,anIndustryConsul ingfirmhefoundedin1988. Hewasa longtimeresidentofDevon,PA. Jimwasactiveinseveralprofessionalsocieties,includingTheChemicalHeritageFoundation,The AmericanChemicalSocietyandtheDrug,ChemicalandAlliedTrades(DCAT)Association,for whichheservedatermasPresidentfrom19801981. Dr.Cochranwaspassionateaboutchemistry,butalsoanavidgolfer,aninternationaltravelerand anenthusiastoftheAmericanWesternheritageandculture.Helovedsportscarsandfor48years wasamemberoftheMainLineSportsCarClub. Jimissurvivedbyhiswifeof67years,Elizabeth(Betty)Schlosser,daughter,Elizabeth,sons, James,William,daughterinlaw,CindyScharerandthreegrandchildren,Lauren,BrettandTodd. AfuneralservicewillbeheldMonday,December23at11amatSt.David'sChurch,Wayne,PA. FlowersordonationstoSt.David'sChurchmaybeaddressedtoSt.David'sChurch763Valley ForgeRdWayne,PA19087. StuardFuneralHome
Published in Main Line Media News on Dec. 18, 2013
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