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Jakob Lee Cochran
August 10, 1994 ~ August 8, 2023 (age 28) 28 Years Old
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Jakob Lee Cochran, 28, of West Newton, died Tuesday, August 8, 2023, after a long battle with addiction. He was born August 10, 1994, a son of Tammi Jo (Howard) Cochran and Jeffery Lee Cochran. Jakob was a loving father, son, and brother and loved spending time with his family. He was a graduate of Connellsville Area High School where he completed their Voc Tech program for welding and played football. An avid Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates fan; he enjoyed playing video games. Surviving in addition to his mother and father are, three children, Carson, Cody and Carmen; a brother, Jericho Cochran; his maternal grandmother, Sandy Howard; aunts and uncles, Wayne Howard and wife, Candy and Tracy McKivitz and husband Robert; and many many cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Wayne Howard; paternal grandparents, David and Darlene Cochran; his godfather, Joseph Mlinek; and his godmother, Nellie Melinek and husband, Ronald. Jakob will be missed by his special friend, “Peanut”. Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 pm Friday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine Street, West Newton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gateway Rehab at https://www.gatewayrehab.org/resources/get-involved/donate-now. Condolences may be left at http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.