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In Memory

Robert Cottignies Sr - Class of 1973

COTTIGNIES Robert, Sr., 53, of Saddle Brook died Monday, January 28, 2008.

Before retiring, he was a district manager with Sarmafil Co. in Ramsey.  Devoted father of Robert Cottignies, Jr. Loving son of Theodore Cottignies and the late Florence (nee Price).  Dear brother of Mike Cottignies.  Also survived by his friend Lillian King.  

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06/15/13 10:19 AM #1    

Michael Tillison (1973)

Bob passed away January 28th , 2008, from the devastating effects of Parkinsons disease .  He was a true and trusted friend , and was the glue that kept the rest of us together .  Before he became ill , we would meet almost weekly at some local bar or restaurant , and solve the worlds problems .  I miss those days , and his friendship .   He would do anything for anyone .  And he always made sure that  the rest of the group was up to date on each other .  Bob was the most honest person Ive ever known , to a fault, and was always quick with praise, or a well timed insult !    He never let anything get in the way of his duties as a loving father .  His proudest moment , was when his son Rob graduated from Ramapo College.  I have never seen him smile more , than the  week of the graduation .  And what a great son he raised too.  Bob and I were close friends from Westbrook JHS, through to adulthood.  I will never forget him . 

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