Edward C. Cotsamire, 95, of Galion, died Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Magnolia Terrace in Galion.
Born March 18, 1918 in Crawford County, he was the son of Melvin C. and Ruth E. (Guinther) Cotsamire. He married Harriet M. Volk on June 9, 1946 and she survives.
Ed was a graduate of Whetstone High School in 1936 and served in the United States Army in World War II. He was a dairyman for Andrews, Hubers, Isaly's and Sherer's dairies for many years. He then was a custodian for Galion Schools for four years and after his retirement worked as a custodian at the Galion Community Center-YMCA.
Ed was a member of First United Church of Christ since 1932. He was a life member of American Legion Scarbrough Post #243 in Galion, a member of the Galion Historical Society, Galion Golden Age Club, former member of Men's Garden Club at Kingwood Center and a former member of Galion Lions Club.
In addition to his wife Harriet, he is survived by son and daughter-in-law Dennis C. and Felicia Cotsamire of Columbus; grandchildren Justin Charles (Tracy) Cotsamire and Devon Cathleen Cotsamire and fiancé' Scott, all of Colorado; great grandson Colin R. Cotsamire; step grandchildren Lisa McCarthy, Dominic (Lisa) Maxwell, Mark (Carla) Maxwell and Sarah (Scott) McLean, all of Columbus; 11 step great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Ruth Cotsamire of Bucyrus, Loren and Betty Cotsamire of Loveland, Colorado and Harold and Doris Cotsamire of Ada and stepbrother Richard Cotsamire of Bucyrus.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by stepmother Hazel (Leuthold) Cotsamire and brother James Cotsamire.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 26 with Rev. Katherine Beckett officiating. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery in Galion.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the United States Army and Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund at First United Church of Christ or to The Salvation Army in care of the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel is honored to serve Mr. Cotasmire's family, and private condolences to them may be made online at: www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com
Published in The Galion Inquirer on Feb. 25, 2014