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ROBERT JAMES COTTER, 73 ROCKFORD - Robert James Cotter, 73, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Born on November 1, 1940 in Rockford to James M. and Grace M. (Cassell) Cotter. He graduated from West High School in 1959, attended N.I.U. and served in the United States Air Force. He worked for the Rockford School District for 32 years until retiring in 2003. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and volunteered at Rockford Memorial Hospital. He married Karen A. Craig December 10, 1977 and they were happily married for 23 years before she died in July, 2000. Survived by son, James Michael (Amy) Cotter; grandsons, Liam Declan Cotter and Dylan James Gray Cotter; sister, Carole J. Cotter. Predeceased by parents; wife; infant son, James Russell Cotter; and dear friend, JoAnn Leeming. Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 7, 2014 with a visitation from 5:30 p.m. until the service in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the family for a memorial of their choosing at a later date. To share a memory or express condolences, visit honquestfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2014
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