In Memory

Ron Cochran

Ronald L. Cochran

BARBERTON -- Ronald L. Cochran, 52, passed away peacefully Friday, December 7, 2007 surrounded by his family.

Ron was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to build and drive his Jeeps. Ron was in several Jeep Jamborees and he would 4-wheel drive in the Alleghany Mountains every chance he could, accompanied by Holly and Mongo; ready and looking for their next adventure. Ron loved to build campfires, sit back and enjoy life.

Ron proudly served in the United States Air Force and later carried mail with the U.S. Postal Service for 22 years. He played bass guitar with ``The Mailman" and ``The Great Big Cochrans." Ron loved ``Dylan" and ``Neil" . . . ``got fuel to burn, got roads to drive. . ." and loved times spent with his fellow Cleveland Browns tailgaters and fans.

Ron will be sadly missed by his mother and father, Barbara and Ronald C. Cochran of Barberton, Ohio. Ron is also survived by his wife and soulmate, Holly Maag Cochran; and his faithful Mooselips Machowski dog, ``Mongo"; daughter, Heather Ann Mytch (Pete); and two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Ronald Tyler Mytch; Leanne J. Clark, stepdaughter and friend; sister and best friend, Lori Sue Reese (Cochran) and brother-in-law, Billy Reese of Ligonier, Pa. Ron has been told that he is the best uncle and great-uncle. He leaves niece, Shannon (Donnie); nephews, Shawn (Denise), Joshua (Bekki); great-nieces and great-nephew, Emily Reese, Justin Reese, Sarah Stitt and Alyssa Reese. Ron always had a kind word for everyone.

Funeral service will be held Monday, 1 p.m. at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home, 566 S. Park Avenue, Barberton, 44203, with Pastor Dwight Strickland officiating. Burial at Congress Cemetery in W. Salem, Ohio, with military honors conducted by American Legion #499. Visitation Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m. (Campfield-Hickman-Collier, 330-745-3161.)

Published in Akron Beacon Journal from December 8 to December 9, 2007