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Dennis Edward Cochran

1992 - 2021



Dennis Edward Cochran, age 29, of Ithaca formerly of Brooktondale passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2021 after a long struggle with addiction.

Dennis’s values and morals were different than many. You didn’t have to be blood to be family to Dennis. He made his own family from the friends he treasured in the Jungle.  He is predeceased by his sister, Sheila Cochran; brother, Anthony Cochran; grandparents, Nathan and Verble Shevalier and his aunt, Trina Shevlier. Dennis is survived by his mother, Teresa Cochran; father, Dennis Noonan; brothers, Nathan Cochran, Dennis Noonan, Michael Lamontain and sister, Michael’ea Freelove; uncles, Nate (Candy), John (Ellen) Shevalier, aunt, Tina (Jonsey) Jones; many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and extended family members.

A Private Celebration will be held at the convenience of the family. Because of his long struggle with addiction, memorial contributions may be made to Second Wind Cottages, Homeless Crisis Alleviation at



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Liz Hines

April 22, 2021 11:25 AM

Dennis im gonna miss you so much.  You were always such a sweetheart im gonna miss hearing "hey aunt Liz how are you today". It breaks my heart that you were taken way to soon.  Fly with the angels honey and do me a favor tell Billy i love and miss him . Rest In Peace honey

Steve Morey

April 21, 2021 3:50 PM

I did not know Dennis really at all. I would always see him around Ithaca, He was always so friendly. I only knew his name was Dennis and he knew I was Steve. Whenever he would see me, he would always come over and we would chat for a few minutes. He told me that he lived at the Jungle, after learning this, I went home and gathered  blankets, and clothing, anything that would keep him warm and dry. The next day was a Saturday, I went to Ithaca and saw Dennis walking near Wegmans, I pulled over, opened my trunk and told him this is all for you, I never saw someone's face light up the way Dennis's did that day. He was so thankful that I gave him all those items. I am so sorry to learn that his life ended so soon, and to drug addiction, Rest Easy, Dennis!! I will never forgot you! Thoughts and prayers to all that knew and loved Dennis. 

Steve Morey

April 21, 2021 3:18 PM

Rest Easy, Dennis. Thoughts and Prayers to all who knew and loved Dennis.
Steve Morey

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