David E. Cochran, 88, of Center Township, passed away early Thursday morning, February 12, 2015.Born December 26, 1926, in Rochester, he was a son of the late Walter J. Sr. and Katherine M. (Morris) Cochran. Raised in Monaca David proudly served his country in the US Army during World War II, before coming home and marrying his beloved wife, June M. (Carver), on September 2, 1946. David grew up in a family of construction tradesmen and worked as a bricklayer in various steel mills around the world with the former Local #7 of New Brighton (now Local #9 of Pittsburgh). A quite capable craftsman, David used his skills to rebuild and repurpose many woodworking, bricklaying and automobile projects. During his retirement years he and June enjoyed traveling to Hawaii during the winter months for several years. A member of First Presbyterian Church of Monaca, David was also a member of Monaca-Center Lodge #791 F. & A.M. which he helped to refurbish, American Legion Post #580, Monaca and Beaver Valley Sportsman’s Club. Along with his beloved wife, he will be sadly missed by his daughter, Judith Bell and her husband, James, of Bonita Springs, Fla.; his son, Dennis L. Cochran and his wife, Nancy, of Richboro, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Cochran of Center Township; six grandchildren, Amber Rae Cochran, Shannon G. (Nick) Engle, Stephanie Bell-Malichky (Bill), Derek Bell, Jonathan Cochran and Lauren Cochran; two great-grandchildren and three sisters, Mary A. Shanor of Monaca, Katherine Fisher of Spokane, Wash., and Betty McDade of Washington, Pa.In addition to his parents David was preceded in death by a son, David E. Jr. on July 26, 2000, and two brothers, George Cochran and Walter Cochran, Jr.Friends will be received Sunday, February 15th, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, Rev. Beth Wierman, officiating.Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to First Presbyterian Church, 1301 Indiana Avenue, Monaca, PA 15061, or Grane Hospice, 260 Alpha Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.The family wishes to thank everyone at Providence Care Center, Beaver Falls, for the compassionate care David received.To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.