John Augustine Cottrell Jr. died peacefully on Thursday January 24, 2013 at the Village House in Newport, RI. He was born in Newport, RI on October 13, 1922. He was the son of the late John A. and Jane (Hughes) Cottrell.
Jack graduated from De La Salle Academy in 1941 then attended Fordham University until he joined the Army to serve in the Pacific Theater during WW II. He lived most of his life in Los Angelis, California where he was employed by UPS for over 40 years. Jack was an avid tennis player and jazz aficionado.
He is survived by his brother James B. Cottrell and his wife Margaret of Middletown, RI, his nieces and nephews, Kerrie Cottrell, of Jamestown, RI and Venice, FL, James Ben Cottrell of San Diego, CA, Brian Cottrell of Middletown, RI, Susan Humphrey, Katie Kuss and Jamie Cissel of Neptune Beach, FL, John Kuss of Jacksonville Beach, FL, and Jody Kuss of New York City and Atlantic Beach, FL. His sister Jeanne Cottrell Kuss predeceased him as did his brother Arthur.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday , February 2, 2013 @ 10 am at St. Joseph Church in Newport, RI. Burial will follow at St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown, RI.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack's memory may be made to the Village House Recreation Fund. Arrangements are with the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street. Newport, RI.