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Gary T. Cottrell

September 5, 1953 ~ January 11, 2019 (age 65)
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Gary T. Cottrell, 65, of South Amboy died on Friday January 11, 2019 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy. Born in South Amboy he lived there all his life. Before retiring he was employed as a paramedic at JFK Medical Center, Edison. A veteran of the U.S. Navy he was a member of American Legion Post 62, South Amboy. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, South Amboy as well as Boy Scout Troop 91, Cub Pack 91 and the St. Stephen’s Masonic Lodge #63, South Amboy. He was also an active EMT with the South Amboy First Aid Squad.

Son of the late Thomas and Shirley Renigar Cottrell he is survived by his wife Chris Randall Cottrell; his daughters Jacquelyn Oshman of South Amboy and Kimberly Barna and her husband Gregory of South Amboy; his sisters Betsy Cottrell and Gloria Pulliam of Georgia; his grandchildren Scott, Gavin, Gregory and Alyssa and his sisters-in-law Kathy Nemeth and her husband Lou and Beverly Straffi and her husband Ben.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday January 16, 2019 at 12 noon at The Gundrum Service “Home For Funerals” 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy. Cremation will be private. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8pm and Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the South Amboy First Aid Squad, PO Box 328, South Amboy, NJ 08879 or the Camp Dill Foundation, 3 Strek Drive, Parlin, NJ 08859.


The following groups will have a service:

The American Legion 6:15pm

The Boy Scouts 7pm

South Amboy First Aid 7:15pm

The Masons 7:30pm


Donations may be made to:

South Amboy First Aid Squad
PO Box 328, South Amboy NJ 08879

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