Ronald D. Cochran

Birth Date: 
Friday, May 11, 1934
Date of Passing: 
Friday, October 25, 2019

LIGONIER, PA - Ronald D. Cochran, 85, of Ligonier, died Friday, October 25, 2019 in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.

He was born May 11, 1934 in Detroit, MI, a son of the late Lester and Eleanor Cochran. 

Prior to his retirement in 1985 he had been a quality control inspector for the Ford Motor Co for 30 years.  He also retired in 2005 from the Penna Fish and Boat Commission.  He was a member and lay leader of the Oak Grove Church of Christ.  Ron was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his greatest love in life was spending quality time with his family.  “We feebly struggle, Ron now in glory shines.” 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Cochran, a sister, Joyce Mgo, and a half-brother, Phil Glick

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Barbara Young Cochran, a daughter, Lori (William) Reese of Ligonier, four grandchildren: Heather (Pat) McQueen, Shawn Reese, Shannon (Jesse) Olson and Joshua (Bekki) Reese, eight grandchildren, and one great, great grandson, and a half-sister Cindy McFerron of Portage Lakes, OH.

Ron's friends and family will gather together Sunday from 4-6PM at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel, Inc., 144 East Main Street, Ligonier. A service to celebrate Ron's life will be held Monday at 11:00AM at the Oak Grove Church of Christ with his pastor, Charles P. Burd officiating.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home,216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from Noon until 2:00 p.m.  Burial will follow in the Congress Cemetery.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from Noon-2:00 p.m. at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home


May the angels lead Ron to paradise. May God bless him with eternal life, peace and happiness! He will be missed by his coworkers at W.H.S.P., brothers and sisters of U.A.W.# 420, FORD W.H.S.P. FAMILY.

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