COCHRUN, Robert E. "Bob," 74, of Wintersville, OH, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Valley Hospice North.
He was born on June 25, 1938, a son of the late Howard and Geneatha Forsythe Albaugh.
Bob was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel as a millwright in the 80 inch. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Bob was the former mayor of Wintersville having served two terms 1996-2004 and was currently serving as a councilman in Wintersville.
His many accomplishments include: Village of Wintersville Lifetime Achievement Award, Brooke, Hancock and Jefferson County Lifetime Achievement Award and a street in the Village of Wintersville named in his honor "Cochrun Lane." Bob was always concerned about the citizens of Wintersville. He had heart, determination, and spirit in all he did for the people of the village. Bob belonged to Sigma Beta Phi Fraternity, Blessed Sacrament Men's Club, Ohio Municipal League and Democratic Party Executive Committee. He was a former member of Ohio Mayors Association and a former board member of the Community Action Council.
Bob is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lena Loretta Miller Cochrun; daughter, Sheila (Jeff) Wajda of Bloomingdale, OH; sons, Robert Cochrun of Bloomingdale, OH and Richard Cochrun of Strasburg, OH; daughter, Michelle (Bradley) Paulman of Wintersville, OH; step-daughter, Tamila (Mike) Clark of Mingo Junction, OH; step-sons, Donald J. (Nana) Flinn of Atlantic City, NJ and Roger D. Flinn of Naperville, IL; sister, Louann (John) Lawson of Wisconsin; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville, OH on Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where funeral services will be held Monday, 10 a.m. with Rev. Clint Quillen officiating.
Burial will be private. Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad will conduct services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Wintersville Emergency Medical Squad.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.