More detail on this person: Thomas H. Cochran SCOTCH PLAINS - Thomas Hume Cochran, 61, died June 18, 2005 at his home. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Fanwood before moving to Scotch Plains in 1963. Mr. Cochran was a helicopter pilot for former Gov. Thomas Kean. He was also a private and corporate helicopter pilot for Trump Casino and Resorts in Atlantic City, N.J. Earlier, he was a pilot for Sky-Fox and Chopper 4 in New York City. He received his certification as a helicopter pilot from the Fort Rucker Military Base in Alabama. Mr. Cochran was a Vietnam War Army veteran, serving tours with the Green Berets, as a helicopter gunship pilot and flying a U2 spy plane. Later in life, Mr. Cochran continued his service with the National Guard and was stationed in Trenton, where he was the helicopter pilot for Gov. Kean during his term of office. Surviving are his daughter, Paulette H. Rosen; his mother, Mary Elizabeth Cochran; sisters, Melissa H. Inniss and Tracy H. Pikylis, and two grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. Arrangements are by the Rossi Funeral Home, Scotch Plains.
Burial information: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
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