Ron Cochrane, 73, passed away on May 5, 2022. He was born January 3, 1949, in Akron to James and Ruby (McLaughlin) Cochrane. Ron attended Manchester High School, and later served in the United States Army in Vietnam, Panama, and various locations stateside. He returned to Akron following his military service to work at Firestone Tire and Rubber. He worked as a machinist and warehouse manager throughout his career and retired from Hi Way Distributing in 2008. A lifelong resident of Portage Lakes, he enjoyed the recreation and wildlife of the region.
Besides his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne. He is survived by his son Daryl Cochrane, as well as longtime companion Jimmie Marie Bennett; sisters, Christine (Tom) Durliat, Kathy (Charles) Hafner, Kelly (Christopher) Gosnell; brother, Dale; sister-in-law, Linda; as well as a niece, nephews, and Jimmie's children and grandchildren.
Special thanks to the Akron VA Clinic and Autumnwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for their care.
Per Ron’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in Ron’s name to the Ohio Parkinson Foundation Northeast Region, P.O. Box 31907 Independence, Ohio 44131-4854; Valor Home of Summit County, 1121 Exeter Road, Akron, Ohio 44306; Please note on the memo line Ron Cochrane, or to Mobile Meals of NE Ohio, 1357 Home Avenue, Suite 1, Akron, Ohio 44310. To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.
Ohio Parkinson Foundation
P.O. Box 31907
Independence, Ohio 44131-4854
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Ohio Parkinson's Foundation Northeast Region
P. O. Box 31907, Independence OH 44131-4854
Valor Home of Summit County
1121 Exeter Road, Akron OH 44306
Mobile Meals Of NE Ohio
1357 Home Avenue, STE 1, Akron OH 44310