Posted On August 15th, 2010 -


November 23,1939
– June 15, 2010

Joseph Levi Cochran, a life-long sailor, champion racing skipper and international yacht racing judge, lost his courageous three-year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) on June 15, 2010. He was 70 years old.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Renee; sons Joseph, Jr., Christopher and Matthew; daughters-in-law Kathy, Mary and Allison; and grandchildren Bobby, Kaysha, Amber, Alex, Maile and Ashton.

A Celebration of Life will be held August 21, 2010 at 4:00 pm at the Kaneohe Yacht Club followed by scattering of ashes on Kaneohe Bay and a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in

Joe’s name to any of the following:

The Hawaii Sailing Foundation
c/o Dee Derby
44-149 Kauinohea Place
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

ALS Association of Nevada
888 W. Bonne4ville Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106

MDA Hawaii
1221 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

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