Jack W. CochranCivilian investigatorJack W. Cochran, 70, a...


November 30, 1992

Jack W. Cochran

Civilian investigator

Jack W. Cochran, 70, a retired Army major who went on to work as a civilian investigator for the Army, died of cancer Tuesday at his home in Bel Air.

Services for Major Cochran, a resident of Bel Air since 1964, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Howard K. McComas III Funeral Home, 1317 Cokesbury Road, Abingdon.

Major Cochran, who served in World War II and the Korean War, worked as a civilian for the Army from 1964 to 1980 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, and from 1980 to 1984 in Alexandria, Va.

A native of Bismarck, N.D., Major Cochran volunteered for the Army after graduating from high school in 1940.

He received the Purple Heart after suffering a combat wound in Germany in 1945.

He also received the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster during his active-duty career.

After the war, Major Cochran served with U.S. occupation forces in Japan and went to Korea in 1952. From 1956 to 1959, he was stationed in Germany with the 3rd Armored Division.

Major Cochran retired from active duty in 1963, worked for a short time for the Social Security Administration in Philadelphia and then began a 20-year career as an investigator with the Army's Test and Evaluation Command.

Major Cochran received recognition from Gov. William Donald Schaefer for his volunteer work, which included preparing tax returns for the elderly at the Bel Air Senior Center.

3l He also served as president of the Homestead Village Association for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Lois Scholze of Bel Air; two sons, James W. Cochran of Manassas, Va., and Timothy R. Cochran of Olney; two daughters, Kathleen Campbell of Bel Air and Elaine Renfro of Perry Hall; a sister, Izabella Duntz of Sterling, Va.; and 10 grandchildren.

The family suggests contributions to the Harford Hospice Inc., 56 E. Bel Air Ave., Aberdeen, Md. 21001, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 572, Bel Air, Md. 21014.

Robert G. Duvall

Insurance executive

Robert G. Duvall, an insurance company vice president, died of cancer Nov. 12 at Sinai Hospital. He was 64.

Mr. Duvall's insurance career spanned 46 years, beginning in 1946, as a salesman for the Philadelphia-based Quaker City Insurance Co. in Baltimore.

In 1965, he moved to the Commonwealth Mutual Insurance Co. '' of America in Baltimore.

In the late 1960s, he was named the company's only vice president, a title he held at the time of his death.

A native of Baltimore, Mr. Duvall was a 1945 graduate of City College, and lived in Catonsville from the late 1940s until 1977.

He married his third wife, Violetta Duvall, in 1985, and the couple lived in Lutherville.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael W. Duvall of Towson and Duane G. Duvall of Catonsville; a daughter, Marjorie J. Griffin of Catonsville; his mother, Nannie Duvall of Linthicum Heights; a sister, Madeline Healey of Annapolis; two stepdaughters, Pamela Bryant of California and Denise Wilson of Baltimore.

He is also survived by his former wives, Jeanne R. Heiner of Catonsville and the former Grace F. Brewer of Salisbury; three grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

Services were held Nov. 16.

Philip J. Chaney Jr.

Beth Steel supervisor

Philip J. Chaney Jr., a retired supervisor at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point mill, died Saturday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 77.

Services for Mr. Chaney, an Overlea resident, will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church at Belair Road and Willow Avenue in Overlea. Internment will follow at Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Gardenville.

A native of Fells Point, Mr. Chaney worked 41 years in the metallurgy department at Bethlehem Steel before retiring in 1976. He was an amateur lightweight boxer and was fond of music, especially opera and classical.

Mr. Chaney spent many years as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. He worked as a political volunteer and enjoyed gardening.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Chaney's wife of 55 years, the former Barbara Armiger, died earlier this year.

Mr. Chaney is survived by two daughters, Kathleen P. Varney and Mary P. Parrott; five sons, Timothy J. Chaney, Brian S. Chaney, Philip J. Chaney III, Kevin A. Chaney and Michael F. Chaney; a sister, Lillian Fairley; and two brothers, Charles Chaney and Joseph Chaney, all of the Baltimore area.

Mr. Chaney also is survived by 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests contributions to Home Care/Hospice, St. Joseph Hospital, 7620 York Road, Towson, Md. 21204.

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