COTTER, GARY PHILLIP. Beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather, Gary Phillip Cotter, PhD., 62 passed away Sunday morning after a battle with cancer. Son of the late Lyd (Kampsen) and Lee Cotter. Left to remember him are his loving wife, Judy (Dillard); daughters, Heather (Randy Crabtree), Fawn (Angelo Cecchini), Cheryl Fike, Carolyn Fike, Jennifer Fike (Jon Cioffi), Susan (Brad Schertz); and grandchildren, Madeline Crabtree, Alex Fike, Sara, Lea, and Juliana Cecchini, and Emily Schertz. Also surviving are his brother, Rod (BC) Cotter; nephew, Jason (Jamie) Cotter; and great nephew, Joshua Cotter. His passions included holding a 7th degree black belt in Isshin-ryu karate and supporting his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. Following Gary's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church at 3633 W. Big Beaver, Troy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gleaners Community Food Bank or Grace Centers of Hope.
Published in The Oakland Press from May 15 to May 17, 2013