Frank C. Cochran

Born: Tue., Jan. 10, 1933
Died: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
Location: Frame Funeral Home

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Eldred- Frank C. Cochran, 84, of McCrea Brook Rd., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday (October 18, 2017).

Born January 10, 1933, in Coryville, he was a son of Henry Leonard and Nora Rhodes Cochran.  On April 7, 1956, in Port Allegany he married Shirley A. Bigley.  Frank was a 1950 graduate of Port Allegany High School and was a lifelong resident of the Eldred Area.

Mr. Cochran was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Japan during the Korean War as a corporal in the Army Signal Corps from 1953-1955.  

In 1995 he retired from Dexter Corp. in Olean after more than 30 years as maintenance supervisor.

Frank was a very active member of American Legion Post #887 of Eldred and at the time of his death was Post #887 Adjutant Commander as well as the Bi-County Deputy Commander.  Previously he held the positions of Post #887 Commander and Bi-County Commander. He was awarded the honor of 2016 Adjutant of the Year for the 23rd District.  He was also a volunteer and past board member at the Eldred WWII Museum.  

He loved puttering in the garage and loved working on tractors.  He was always there to help and supervise family projects.

Surviving are two daughters, Vicky Cochran of Eldred and Karen (Dan) Smith of Eldred; two sons, William (Julie) Cochran of Duke Center, Douglas (Paula) Cochran of Coudersport; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Brandy) Smith, Williamsport, PA,  Michael Smith, Eldred, Cody (Nikki) Cochran, Duke Center, Chelsea (Nathan) Thomas, Eldred, Jocelyn Cochran, JeJu Island, South Korea,  Cassie Cochran, Lawton, OK, Benjamin and Sarah Cochran, Coudersport;  four great grandchildren; Kayden and Kameron Smith, Williamsport, Conner and Wyatt Thomas, Eldred; and one brother, Calvin Cochran, of Turtlepoint.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and his wife of 61 years, Shirley A. Cochran, who died April 16, 2017.

Friends may call on Saturday, October21, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred where funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 22, with the Rev. Jay Tennies officiating.  Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

American Legion Memorial Service will be conducted by the Eldred American Legion Post #887 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night at the funeral home and full military honors will be presented by the Eldred American Legion Post #887 Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the  Frank and Shirley Cochran American Legion Memorial Scholarship, PO Box 134, Eldred, PA 16731, or to the American Legion Post #887 Eldred.
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Betty Goodyear Connolly
   Posted Fri October 20, 2017
Please accept my sincere sympathy. I hadn't seen Frank in a long time but still remember that he walked me to the school bus in Coryville on my first day of school. I am 7 years younger and felt very special that day. My prayers are with the entire family. Love, Betty Goodyear Connolly

janice johnson
   Posted Fri October 20, 2017
I am very sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers

Abby Ostrum
   Posted Sat October 21, 2017
So sorry for your loss, prayers for your family.

Tammy Muisiner
   Posted Sat October 21, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family.

Cheryl Eaton
   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
So sorry for your loss. What a great man.

ozzie schwab
   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
sorry to here about frank. we've been pals since our viko days. then i followed him to hysol. i am saddened but he is a better place now.

James B. Halloran
   Posted Thu October 26, 2017
So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I found out about on Wednesday, sorry to have missed the viewing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family. My DEEPEST SYMPATHIES"!

Mary Collins
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
Cochran family, I am so sorry to hear about Franks’s passing. Nobody told us until recently. It’s been a tough year for you all. I hope you find peace and comfort through the tremendous love you all have for each other. Blessings to you all. Love you guys and the kids and I are thinking of you all.

Mary, Sabrina, Rachel and Connor