Charles Walter “Chuck” Cottrell, Jr.

May 01, 1943 ‒ April 19, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Charles Walter “Chuck” Cottrell, Jr., age 75 of Marion and formerly New York City, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at Heartland of Marion after a long illness.

Chuck was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 1, 1943 to the late Charles Walter and Martha (Deguglielmo) Cottrell and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1960.

Chuck met Janet M. Oakes, on what they called a half-blind date, and the two were wed shortly after in 1963. Chuck and Janet spent most of their life together in New York City where he worked as a purchasing agent.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Janet Cottrell of Marion; son, Kenneth and his wife, Vesna Cottrell of Great Falls, Virginia, granddaughter, Charlotte Louise Cottrell; nieces, Nancy and Sue; and nephews, Charles and Angelo.

Chuck is preceded in death by parents and sister, Suzanne Biviano.

A 12 noon funeral service honoring Charles’ life will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, 360 E. Center St., Marion, Ohio on Monday, April 22, 2019 with Pastor Jerry Campbell officiating and Pastor Ernest Lyons offering a eulogy.  Friends may call two hours prior to the service and burial will follow at Marion Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Charles’ family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • Aunt Janet and Ken So sorry .Sharing in your sadness today. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love always Sue and Jason