On Wednesday, January the 9th Swisher Sweets’ stock price fell sharply on the news of Jon Cocroft’s passing. Senior executives at Swisher Sweets called an emergency meeting to brace for the impact of the anticipated drop in sales. Jon Cary Cocroft was born on November 3, 1966 in Downey, California to Wallace and Mildred Cocroft, nee Smith. He graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1984, and he worked for R L Bunch Company for 35 years in Torrance. On March 28, 1991, he married Rhonda Thompson. They raised two children, Amanda and Kyle. Jon had a passion for building things, especially motorized things. He also loved boating and spent much time at Katherine’s Landing at Lake Mohave. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit. Jon was preceded in death by his mother Sandy and his son Kyle. He is survived by his wife Rhonda; his daughter Amanda and son-in-law Anthony Oliva; his grandchildren Dylan, Sophia and Gunnar; his brothers Christopher, Robert, James and their families as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. There is not a person Jon was not a friend to. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Rice Mortuary on Torrance Boulevard at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to National Organization for Rare Diseases, Dept. 5930, P.O. Box 4110, Woburn, MA 01888 or go to .

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  1. Sad to hear of Jon’s death. He was taken too soon for sure. My memories of him from working with him at R.L.Bunch are colorful to say the least. His fire burned bright while there, and he built lot’s of stuff…while letting you know how good he was.. backed it up though…might have some good ideas upstairs…

  2. What a beautiful video. I remember that little boy, and what a terrific nan he became. Treasure your memories. I do. Prudence Cocroft

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