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David S. Cochran

Hanover, N.H. — David S. Cochran, 73, of Hanover, died peacefully at home on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Dublin, Ireland on June 20, 1940, the son of Robert and Maude Cochran.

Dave was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his dear wife, Isobel, whom he married on March 27, 1963; a son, Stephen, of Hanover, a daughter, Ashleigh, of Taos, New Mexico; two granddaughters, Naomi and Mikayla; and a brother, Robert and family of Dublin, Ireland.

Dave was an extremely caring individual and was faithfully at his wife’s side when she was at Mass General Hospital last year. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in March.

Dave attended Greenlawn National School and Mountjoy Secondary School. In 1959, he was awarded an entrance scholarship to Trinity College, Dublin and in 1962 was awarded a scholarship of the house. He received a BA from Trinity College, Dublin in 1964 and worked on a Masters Degree in Engineering.

During his studies at Trinity College, he came to the United States in 1965 with his advisor where he completed his work on his Trinity College Masters, which was awarded in 1966. He transferred to the Math Department at Dartmouth and worked on his doctorate under the tutelage of Professor Richard Crowell, his advisor, and was awarded his Ph.D. in 1970.

He moved with his family to Lake Forest, Ill. where he worked at Lake Forest College teaching mathematics and directing computing services at the college.

In 1980, he joined a computer consulting company, Network Consultants, Inc. In 1982, Dave left and formed a small computing consulting company with two colleagues and continued to do computer consulting work in the banking industry, specializing in wire transfers, until he retired in 2007.

Dave was involved in the church wherever he lived and has served as a deacon, treasurer, elder, and Sunday School teacher, as needed. Our local church family, Christ Redeemer Church, has surrounded us with love and support and we are so very grateful to the NH/VT Hospice for their nursing care during this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Christ Redeemer Church’s Building Fund, P.O. Box 5523, Hanover, NH 03755.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Valley Bible Church in White River Junction, Vt.

To view an online memorial and or send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.rand-wilson.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover.