Harvey William Cottrell, 64 of New Port Richey Florida, passed away Saturday January 15 holding the hand of his oldest son and surrounded by the company of saints and angels lifted up in prayer. When he drew his last breath, he was made new and welcomed into the arms of Jesus Christ.
Harvey was born in Perth Amboy New Jersey the son of Harvey David Cottrell and Rosemarie Jean Cottrell (Levay). He lived most of his life in Union Beach New Jersey before settling in Florida.
Harvey served in the United States Army and was stationed in North Carolina being honorably discharged in 1976. Like his brothers Harvey was a master craftsman and took pride in his work. For many years he operated trucks owned by his father in the family business. Harvey was a member of The American Legion post 321 where he could be found often singing and laughing.
In this life Harvey loved the best way he could, he never missed an opportunity to tell one of his children that he loved them; it was always the last thing he would say and, in the end, the last thing he heard each of his children tell him.
Harvey was predeceased by his parents Harvey and Rose and recently (Jan.7 2022) his brother Scott Cottrell. He is survived by his companion Margaret Chimenti New Port Richie Florida, his son Harvey D. Cottrell and his spouse Miguel of Union Beach NJ, his son Michael P. Cottrell of Hazlet NJ, his daughter Nicole A. Cottrell of Hazlet NJ, his son Jonathon M. Cottrell of Keansburg NJ, his daughter Annalee R. Cottrell of Lake Ariel PA. He also leaves behind his sister Debbie Fisher and her husband Paul of Union Beach NJ, his sister Donna Bourne and her husband Fred of South Carolina, his brother Glenn Cottrell and his wife Donna of Union Beach NJ and his sister Tammy Cottrell of Hazlet NJ.
He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews and seven grandchildren Nikki, Joseph, Orion, Austin, Landyn, Dakota and Michaela.
Friends and family may pay their respects on Thursday from 2-6 pm at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals. A funeral service will conclude the evening around 5:30 and a private cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made in memory of Harvey to Hope Sheds Light. The mission of Hope Sheds Light is to "raise awareness and educate individuals, families and the community about the impact of addiction by having the courage to share personal experiences and offer strength, wisdom, hope and resources that lead to positive community change and long term recovery"
Checks can be made to Hope Sheds Light and mailed to 253 Chestnut Street Toms River NJ 08753 or provided at services and forwarded by the family.
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