In Memory

Bruce Cochran

From the Altoona Mirror, 11/15/74:

Duncansville Area Boy Dies; Struck by Car.

   Bruce A. Cochran, 14, of Box 289, Duncansville RD 1, injured when his bicycle was struck by a car last Saturday, died at 5:33 p.m. yesterday, November 14, 1974, in Mercy Hospital.

   The boy died of a cerebral contussion due to a depressed skull fracture, according to Blair County Coroner D. Harold Troxell.  He was the 30th person killed on Blair County highways this year.

   The mishap happened on Route 764, near Kuhn Lane (Twp Route 415), at 5:30 p.m.  According to State Police, Bruce was riding his bike north along the right edge of Route 764 when it was struck by the right front of a car operated by George D. Harley, 39, of Box 683, Duncansville RD 3.

   He was born July 25, 1960, in Altoona, a son of Earl E. and Joann (Mickel) Cochran Jr.  Surviving are his parents, five brothers and a sister, Marine Sgt. Earl J., Quantico, VA.; Marine Cpl. Kerry N. Camp Lejune, N.C.; Paul D. of Duncansville RD 2, and Ernest, Linda M., and Richard Bryan, at home:  grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cochran Sr. of Carson Valley and Mrs. Clara Moody of Spruce Creek, and great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Elina Cochran of Duncansville RD 1.

   Bruce was a ninth grade student at Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School.  Friends will be received in the Donald E. Liebegott Funeral Home, Duncansville, from 7 to 9 p.m. today.