Thursday, May 23, 2013
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ROBERT E. COCKERHAM

ROBERT E. COCKERHAM, 80, OF BIG PINE KEY, PASSED AWAY FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013, SURROUNDED BY HIS LOVING FAMILY AFTER A BATTLE WITH CANCER.

HE WAS BORN IN SHELBYVILLE, IND., BUT HAD LIVED IN THE KEYS FOR 55 YEARS. HE LOVED THE KEYS AND BECAME QUITE A SELF-PROCLAIMED HISTORIAN OF THE LOCAL HISTORY. BOB HONORABLY SERVED SIX YEARS IN THE NAVY AND THE AIR FORCE, SERVING IN THE KOREAN WAR. BEFORE HIS RETIREMENT HE WAS A MANAGER WITH PUBLIC GAS COMPANY IN ISLAMORADA AND MARATHON FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

BOB WAS ONE OF A KIND AND WILL TRULY BE MISSED.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS SISTER ANGELA (DON) SHAW AND NEPHEW MARK (SHERRIE) SMITH. THE FAMILY THANKS MARK AND NORA SWEETING, DON MOLICK, BOB FORESTER AND NAN LEONARD FOR THEIR FRIENDSHIP, LOYALTY AND CARE DURING A VERY DIFFICULT TIME.

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AT SEA WILL BE PLANNED FOR A FUTURE DATE.