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  • "Jay Cochran was a true friend and by far the best ABC Board..."
  • "Dear Betty and family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you..."
    - Susan Siemionko
  • "I had the privilege of working for Mr. Cochran at VACP. He..."
    - Anne Tharin
  • "Christie, our hearts go out to you and your family as you..."
    - Shawn Hedges
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Colonial Funeral Home of Leesburg
201 Edwards Ferry Road NE
Leesburg, VA



Born in Gary, Indiana October 15, 1927 passed away Thursday morning February 4, 2016 in Ashburn, Virginia
He was preceded in death by his father, Jay Cochran Sr.; his mother, Edna Frances McLimans and his brother, James Cochran.
Survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty Amon Cochran; one brother, John Cochran; two daughters, Christie Lee Lowe and Claudia Ann Revella; two sons, Randall Linn Cochran and Jay Cochran III and six grandchildren, Casandra Revella, Francesca Revella, Lindsey Cochran, Kyle Cochran, Grace Cochran and Virginia Cochran
Jay is an Army veteran of World War II. He then began a stellar career in Law Enforcement, spanning five decades, including Assistant Director of the FBI, Director of the Criminal Crime Division at the VA State Police, the Commissioner of the PA State Police as well as the Chairman of the ABC Board.
Funeral service February 19, 12 noon, Quantico National Cemetery. Please visit the Colonial Funeral Home website at www.colonialfuneralhome.com for the more information regarding his service arrangements.

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 14, 2016
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