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Joan R. Cochran

Died: 5/4/2010

Mrs. Joan R. Cochran, age 72, of Rehoboth Beach, DE, formerly of Newark, DE, died on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at her home. Born in Philadelphia, PA, on August 8, 1937, Joan was the daughter of the late Donald Rouillot and Lillian Lista Rouillot. She moved to Delaware with her family in 1953 and would later marry Elmer A. Buck Cochran of Newark, with whom she shared 51 years of marriage until his death in 2007. Buck and Joan owned and operated E.A. Cochran and Son, a successful and well-respected heating, plumbing, and air conditioning contracting firm in Newark, until their retirement in 1999. Joan also worked as a professional realtor for 15 years with Patterson-Schwartz and held the distinction of becoming a Million Dollar Producer in her very first year. In her leisure hours, Joan enjoyed traveling with her family (especially with her husband in their motor home), shopping, socializing with her many friends, and spending time with her beloved grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Alan D. Cochran. She is survived by 2 daughters, Lynn J. Moore and her husband, Charles of Lewes, DE; and Robin A. DeBrito and her husband, Tony of Fanwood, NJ; 4 grandchildren, Alaina Williams of Christiana, DE; Philip Williams III of Rehoboth Beach, DE; and Gabriella and Nicholas DeBrito of Fanwood, NJ; step-mother, Evelyn Rouillot of Elkton, MD and 5 step-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, May 8, 2010, in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where visitation be held after 10:30 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park. Flowers will be appreciated or contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 28467 DuPont Blvd., Ste. 6, Millsboro, DE 19966. To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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