OBITUARY

William J. Cotter

February 1, 1930January 31, 2017
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William J. Cotter, 86, of Denver, passed away January 31, 2017. William was born in Denver, Colorado to Clement and Oline Cotter. He lived in Denver all of his life, with the exception of a brief residence in Lakewood. William was raised with 5 siblings and graduated from Manuel High School on June 10, 1949. He entered the Unites States Army in February of 1951 to fight in the Korean War. William spent the majority of his adult life helping take care of and provide for his father, mother and a brother. He loved golf, traveling, quiet and being helpful. He was described as being one of the nicest people, very kind and caring, and being one of God's good servants. William is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, James F., Harold C., Owen L., Irma M., and Margaret J. He is survived by his nieces, Mary, Sylvia; nephews, Nicholas, Daniel, Michael, David, John, and William. He will be greatly missed. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 9-10am at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Aurora, Colorado. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held following the visitation at 10am also at St. Pius X. William will be laid to rest at Olinger Eastlawn Cemetery in Aurora following his Mass.

Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Hampden Mortuary & Cemetery, Denver, CO.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 9, 2017
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 9, 2017
  • Graveside Service Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Heather

February 10, 2017

I remember all the fun times I would have going over to uncle Bill and Lee's house when I was little. Bill was a good person and liked to listen to me when I was a small kid. He would always find time to play with me, and when I would go and see him and Lee at the salvage yard, he would put me on the counter giving me candy. As I got older he still had time for me and was willing to help a with any problem I had if he could. He was a great man and will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

M&J Cotter

February 8, 2017

Great Uncle Bill, I did not know him well, but knew him to be a kind and gentle man. Soft spoken, strong and well loved by his family. I only recently learned the story of his true devotion to caring for his brother and mother. To have lived so admirably in the service of a loved one is the mark of a truly good man. It is said that life is a gift from God, and what you do with that life is your gift in return. For a life well lived...now a rest well deserved. God Bless.

Pam Cotter

February 5, 2017

It would have been 40 years in September when I meant Uncle Bill and the rest of the family. From that moment, I fell in love with the Cotter family. Playing cards, and dice after going out for dinner, was the highlight of our many trips to Denver. Uncle Bill thank you for being so kind and loving to my daughter's and to me. I will miss you, but I know I will see you and the rest of the family.

Lisa Van Buskirk

February 4, 2017

Thank you, Uncle Bill, for being the best "papa" in the world while my "papa" Jim is in heaven. I will miss sending you a greeting card each month, but am happy to know that you have so much family to greet you now. We will see each other again! Love you so much!

Bill Cotter

February 4, 2017

A little spark of kindness, gentleness and caring faded out this week, leaving the world a little dimmer in its absence. But the heavens are glowing a little bit brighter. We'll miss you, Uncle Bill. But I bet you are having a great reunion with all your family right now. I hope they have cards and dice!

Dee

February 3, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 4:14 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there is a hope for our love ones lost in death can be reassuring.

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