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John B. Cochran

Born: 7/19/1935
Died: 7/28/2011

Mr. John B. Cochran, age 76, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the Heartland Hospice House.

Mr. Cochran was born in Wilmington, DE on July 19, 1935 to the late John W. Cochran and Marjorie Barnard Cochran. He was a graduate of Goldey Beacom College where he received an associates degree in accounting. A successful businessman, Mr. Cochran owned and operated John B. Cochran Plastering and Stucco for over 30 years.

He was a devoted Catholic and served as a Eucharistic Minister at Holy Family Church. Mr. Cochran was also a former member of the Springs of Living Water Prayer Group. A huge local sports fan, he enjoyed attending Blue Rocks games and was a lifelong Blue Hens football supporter who loved rooting for his favorite team. Mr. Cochran was an avid reader and especially liked historical material related to the Civil War and WWII.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Cochran was predeceased by his sister, Janet Lee. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Margaret Peggy Moran Cochran; children, Patrick Cochran, and wife, Sonal, of New Albany, IN and Susan Conrad, and husband, Christopher, of Hockessin, DE; sister, Helen Skinner and husband, Charles, of Newark, DE; and grandchildren, Mia and Ryan.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 11 am at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713. To sign guest register, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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