James W. Cochran

Age: 90
Born: August 10, 1926
Died: May 19, 2017

Obituary

James W. Cochran, 90, passed away May 19, 2017 at the Drake Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jim was born on August 10, 1926 in Lockport, NY, a son of Lloyd and Dorothy Cochran. He married Patricia Wright Cochran in 1950. They celebrated their 65th anniversary on September 23, 2015.

Jim graduated from Colgate University in 1947, Phi Beta Kappa: served in the US Navy for two years: received his MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Beta Gamma Sigma honorary. He was a member of the fraternity DKE. He worked in the advertising department for Procter and Gamble for 42 years. He began his career as the brand manager for Cheer and culminated as Manager of TV Commercial Production.

During his P&G career, Jim served for several years as Chairman of an Industry committee (agencies and advertiser) responsible for the negotiation of labor agreements with talent unions representing TV commercial actors and musicians.

Jim was a member of the Wyoming Presbyterian Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher for 10 years and a Trustee for 4 years. Following his P&G retirement, he was an avid volunteer at the Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center in Lockland, Ohio.

Jim is survived by his children: Peggy Judd of Barrington Hills, IL and her husband Rick and their children, Wesley and Emily: Cathy Shiver of Morristown, NJ and her children, Brian, Douglas and Christopher: Doug Cochran of Cold Springs, KY and his wife Amanda and their children Ava and Zane. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Cochran, his brother Robert Cochran, his sister Dorothy Cochran Gleason, sister-in-law Dr. Emily E. Wright and a son Bruce Wright Cochran. He was “Oomba” to his grandchildren who adored him. Jim Cochran was a man of grace, kindness, faithfulness, principles and a true gentleman. He loved hiking the mountains and canoeing in NC. His passion was writing letters to family and friends, “old school” handwritten, with an envelope and a stamp.

Friends may call Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Wyoming Presbyterian Church, 225 Wyoming Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45215 from 10:00 –10:45 AM: service immediately following at 11 AM: with reception to follow. Burial will take place at Spring Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be given to Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center; In Care of Barbara Campbell, 420 W Wyoming Ave., Lockland OH 45215-3002 Phone 513-821-3233. Online condolences can be left at www.SpringGrove.org

Visitation

Location: Wyoming Presbyterian Church
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 10:45am
Additional Info: Wyoming Presbyterian Church, 225 Wyoming Ave, Cincinnati Ohio, 45215

Interment

Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017

James W. Cochran

Age: 90
Born: August 10, 1926
Died: May 19, 2017
  • Jane Messer
    Relationship: Friend

    Jim was one of the finest men I have ever met. I enjoyed getting to know him while volunteering at Valley Interfaith.

  • Steve Helterbridle
    Relationship: Former Employee

    During the late 60's and early 70's I worked at P&G in P&G Productions. Jim was the manager of this organization. I found Jim to be the finest manager one could have. He was also a fine man and made others feel that they were valued and important. He ran the organization with integrity and was an example for others to do the same. In Jim's passing our world has lost an important influence which helped to hold back the forces that tend to corrupt and ultimately destroy. I learned more about Jim in his obituary than I knew when I was a P&G employee. Thanks to those who composed it. It made clearer what I saw in his life. I'm looking forward to thanking him when I see him again on that day when the righteous shall gather together in Christ. May the Lord comfort you, his family and friends, in knowing that you were privileged to have had Jim Cochran as a part of your lives. God bless, Steve Helterbridle

James W. Cochran

James W. Cochran

Age: 90
Born: August 10, 1926
Died: May 19, 2017