Michael J. Cottello, 77 of Bellaire, Ohio died Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Cumberland Pointe Care Center in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
He was born December 27, 1941 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late Thomas P. and Agnes C. Reukauf Cottello.
Mike was a former employee of the Powhatan Number 1 Mine, a school bus driver and a former employee for the village of Bellaire. He was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio, the Bellaire Senior Center and a former member of the St. John’s Boosters. Mike also coached baseball for the American Legion Post 38 in Martins Ferry and Post 666 in Cadiz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his best friend, Rebecca J. “Becky” Tracy Cottello.
Surviving are his daughters, Shawn M. Lagowski of Louisville, Kentucky and Michelle L. Dutcher of Bellaire, Ohio and his brother, Thomas E. (Connie) Cottello of Bellaire, Ohio.
Also four grandchildren, Karissa Dutcher, Ashley (Joseph) Lewis, Joseph (Desiree) Lagowski and Joshua Lagowski (Anastasia Spangler), four great grandchildren, Shelbie, Joey, Logan and Grayson, niece, Amanda (Ben) Richards, nephew, Christopher Cottello and several other nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 1pm at the St. John Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Heusel, as Celebrant. Interment in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bellaire, Ohio.
Share your thoughts and memories with Mike’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com