Gilbert Warren Cottingham, of West Harrison, died on November 7, 2020 at the age of 84. He was born on September 29, 1936 in West Harrison, IN to the late Warren Gilbert “Tam” and Marie (nee Smith) Cottingham. Gilbert married Betty Smith on June 2, 1956 and they were blessed with two sons: Brian and David. Gilbert worked for Crayola starting as a chemist and retired in 1986 as the Vice President. He moved his family back to West Harrison and enjoyed retirement. Gilbert was an avid gardener and reader. He also enjoyed traveling to many different destinations with his wife Betty.
Gilbert was the loving husband of 64 years to Betty Cottingham; beloved father of Brian (Kathryn) Cottingham and the late David Cottingham; dear brother of: Doris (Tom) Bedinghaus, Mary (Ray) Portmess, Albert “Bud” (Dorothy) Cottingham, Stanley “Jake” Cottingham and Betty Risse. Also was a wonderful uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11 AM at Gibson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bright Fire and EMS.
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