John Cotton  Sr.

Obituary of John A. Cotton Sr.

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John A. Cotton, Sr. went to be with his son Christopher on October 17, 2021. Born on May 20, 1953, to James & Virginia (Cole) Cotton he is predeceased by his parents, brother Cole Cotton and son Christopher Perry Cotton in 1978. A 1973 graduate of Canisteo Central School he worked 44 years for Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, NY before retiring. Along with his partner, Doris Balcer, John enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping. A member of the Campbell American Legion, he has resided the last 28 years in Savona. He was Poppie to his special granddaughter Bailee Balcer. He is survived by a son John A. (Kimberly) Jr. of Syracuse along with two daughters. Theresa (Stacy) Gross of Painted Post and Crystal Cotton of Hornell. 8 grandchildren, Leighanna and Haylie Gross, Flynn, Brigid, Xzavier, Keegan, Emenuelle, Tenille Cotton. 2 Great Grandchildren Sean Cotton and Matilda Hildebrand. He is also survived by 4 brothers, Carl (Mary), Steve (Connie) of Canisteo, Paul of Jasper, and Grant (Lynn) of Naples. Along with 4 sisters, Suzanne Campbell of Hornell, Joanne (Gary) Koon of Lititz, Pa, Patricia (James) Eldridge, and Cindy Creeley of Canisteo. A private graveside service will be held in the Town Line Cemetery, Cameron. Calling Hours followed by a memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 7 from 1 to 4 pm at the Campbell American Legion. Arrangements are by the HP Smith & Son Funeral Home in Woodhull, NY.
Sunday
7
November

Memorial Gathering and Celebration

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Campbell American Legion Post
Cty Rte 333
Campbell, New York, United States
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