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Milton A. Cochran

April 18, 1945 — March 30, 2024

Landenberg, PA

Milton A. Cochran

     Milton A Cochran, age 78 of Landenberg, PA passed away on March 30, 2024 at his home. He was the spouse of Mary Cochran with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Fort Dodge, IA, he was the son of Eugene Cochran and Lucile (Howie) Cochran. He grew up in Lakeside, Storm Lake, IA.

     Milt attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1968. Following graduation, he joined the Army and served two years during the Vietnam War. In 1970, he was hired by the DuPont company as a mechanical designer where he worked for 25 years. In 1994, Milt retired to form his own company, Cochran Consulting Inc., a mechanical design company he operated until 2009. A tragic auto accident in 2009 abruptly ended his career as Milt permanently lost his eye sight.

     Milt is remembered for his fine woodworking skill, having built several pieces of furniture including a solid walnut cradle for his first born and subsequent children and grandchildren. In addition, he designed and renovated an old house in Landenberg that he called home for 50 years.

     Milt will be missed for his reminders of the many books on tape he read daily from the Library of Congress. He delighted in telling the author's story through his own rendition. 

     In addition to his wife, Mary he is survived by two daughters, Abigail Cates and her husband, Kevin of Port Orchard, WA; and Laura Kuhs and her husband,  Daniel of Biddeford, ME; four grandchildren; and one brother, Dale Cochran and his wife, Beverly of Highland Ranch, CO.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Kennett Area Community Service. Checks can be mailed to PO Box 1025 Kennett Square, PA 19348.

     Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (484-734-8100) of Kennett Square. To view Milton's online obituary and to share a memory with his family, please visit
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