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Franklin L. Cochran, New Vernon Township, passed away on Monday (Sept. 18, 2017). He was 91.
He was born in New Castle on Jan. 9, 1926 a son of the late Carl and Marguerite (Lackey) Cochran.
On June 18, 1947 he married the former M. Lois Yeager who survives.
He had been employed by Westrac, Mercer, Rusco, Cochranton, Speir's Trailer Sales, Hadley, and as a guard at the R.D. Werner, Greenville, from which he retired.
He was a member of the Clarks Mills United Methodist Church and the New Vernon Grange.
He was an Army veteran, having served two tours in Japan during World War II.
He loved fishing in Canada, reading, hunting, anything that was chocolate and gardening.
In addition to his wife of 70 years, he is survived by: his children, Linda (Anthony) Kondzielski, Waterford, Brenda K. (Daryl) Fulmer, Sandy Lake, and Alan B. (Denise) Cochran, Stoneboro; a sister, Vera Eileen Hall of Middleburg, Fla.; a brother, K. Lawrence and Bill Long of Talmadge, Ohio.; seven grandchildren, Tanya, Tasha, Aaron, Julene, Chelsee, April and Adam; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfathers, Kenneth Anthony and Willis Crooks.
Memorial tributes may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, University Drive Rm DE 123, Pittsburgh, PA 15240 or to charity of the donors choice.

Franklin L., 91, of New Vernon Township.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (9-21-17) at ROBERT L. SNYDER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 3223 Perry Highway, Sheakleyville. Friends and are invited to share memories and condolences online at snyderfh.com
Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday (9-22-17) at the funeral home with Rev. Adam Stump, pastor of the Clarks Mills United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial: With military honors at the Perry Chapel Cemetery, Perry Township.
Published on September 19, 2017
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