Obituary of David L Cochran
David L. Cochran, 84, of Westfield, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa.
He was born in Westfield, NY on November 11, 1937 the son of the late Albert and Dorothy (Walker) Cochran. On August 23, 1958 he married Anne M. Raynor at the First United Methodist Church of Westfield.
David is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Anne M. Cochran; a daughter, Lisa (David) Albanesius and David (Theresa) Cochran both of Westfield; six cherished grandchildren, Jared (Sara) Lindstrom, Erica (Matthew) Belson, Robert Cochran, Amy Lindstrom, Christopher (Cassie) Cochran and Ariana Albanesius; eleven great-grandchildren, Devon, Brenna, Connor, A.J., Alivia, Lauren, Tyler, Emma, Ellie, Matthew and Dominick.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Franklin and two brothers, Clebert and William Cochran.
David was a 1955 graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School, served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1958. He retired as the highway superintendent for the Town of Westfield after 41 years of service.
He was a lifelong Westfield resident, whose memberships included the First United Methodist Church of Westfield. At the time of his passing, he was the oldest active member having joined the church on April 13, 1952, the Westfield Volunteer Fire Department for 43 years, Loyal Order of Moose, VFW, American Legion, Chautauqua County Highway Superintendent Association, a former president, lifetime member of the Fish and Game Club, Chautauqua Cruisers, Southern Tier Classic Chevy Club and Chautauqua Antique Club.
David enjoyed camping, NASCAR, country western music and most of all spending time with his family. He was very active in his children’s and grandchildren’s many activities and sporting events.
Relatives and friends may call at the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St. Westfield, NY on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church of Westfield,101 E. Main St. at 11 AM. Committal will be held at the Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in David’s memory may be made to the First United Church of Westfield, Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St, Erie, Pa 16505 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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