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Joe Cottrill

July 11, 1942 — March 20, 2023

David Joe Cottrill, age 80, passed away unexpectedly on March 20, 2023, surrounded by his family.

He was born on July 11,1942, in Pennsboro, West Virginia, to Junior and Mary (Taylor) Cottrill.

David retired from Republic Steel after 42 years of service, loved the outdoors and enjoyed traveling, fishing, and camping with his wife and children.

Those left to cherish his memory are children David (Jeanette) Cottrill, Douglas (Christine) Cottrill, Abbie Cottrill (Tim Schmidt), Butch Jett, Jeff (Rose) Jett, Debbie (Bob) Mauter, Cindy (Harvey) Steiner; 24 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and five great, great grandchildren, and son-in-law, Steve Hoover.

He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife of 56 years Treva (Rockstroh) Cottrill; daughters, Tami Hoover and Kathy Mendell; son-in-law, Rick Mendell and daughter-in-law, Lisa Jett.

A celebration of life will be March 25, 2023  at 2pm in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home with Jay McClain officiating with visitation prior to the service , 12pm-2pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Stark County Humane Society at 5100 Peach Street NE, Louisville, OH 44641.

Arrangements are entrusted to Kreighbaum Sanders Funeral Home 4041 Cleveland Ave S. Canton, OH 44707. Friends and family may share condolences and memories online at

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