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Clair R. Cochran, 81

May 05, 2016

Clair R. Cochran, 81, of Lititz, passed away at Masonic Village on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Clair S. and Hazel (Dagen) Cochran. Clair’s wife of 43 years, Phyllis A. (Hetrick) Cochran is a resident of Masonic Village.

A graduate of the former Lititz High School, he served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean War and then the Army Reserves, obtaining the rank of Specialist 4th Class. Clair worked for Danaher Corp. in Hunt Valley, MD as a tool room supervisor and then in the model shop for a total of 47 years, retiring in 2000.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason and belonged to Manheim Lodge #587 F. & A.M., Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, Reading Consistory and the Order of DeMolay. Clair enjoyed hunting, fishing and square dancing.

In addition to his wife Phyllis, Clair is survived by his step-daughter Grace Geltmacher and step-grandson William Crawford, both of Tonawanda, NY, and his brother, Russel L. “Butch” Cochran, husband of Marta Jo of Lancaster.

A viewing will take place from 10 to 11 am, followed by the funeral at 11 am with The Rev. William Willard officiating, on Friday, May 13, 2016, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Interment will be in Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Masonic Village Hospice, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

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Condolences to the Family

May 13, 2016

I had the pleasure of working with Clair from 1996 until his retirement.  Clair was a very honorable and kind gentleman and great co-worker.  Over the years since his retirement we occasioanlly got together with the former ‘K-D Tool gang’ for breakfast and fellowship.  It was always nice to see Clair.  I will miss him.  Kerry Kovarik

May 12, 2016

Gracie and family,
Our prayers are with you and Phyllis. I just saw Clair at the house not long ago delivering soap.  Our family Lorraine, Linda, Herb, and Jim and Pat Zeger. Lots of memories.

May 09, 2016

Dear Uncle Butch and Aunt Jo
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.  We love and miss you.  Love Pae, Annie, Lyllian, Calvin and Gracie.

May 09, 2016

Out thoughts and prayers are with the Cochran family.  Please know we share in your loss and that we are thinking of you all.  Robert and Lonnie Keeler

May 08, 2016

Dear Butch and family:   May God keep you in his care.  I’m sure Jim and Clair are having some laughs.  They loved the same things.
Hunting and squre dancing.  God Bless:    Dottie Swan

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Friday, May 13, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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Lititz, PA 17543
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