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.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bellaire Senior Center or the Bellaire VFW Post 626 by going to TMCFunding.com.
Share your thoughts and memories with Mike’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com
God bless & be Mike’s family.
So sorry for your loss Mike was a good guy always like talking to him at the center wen he wod come there didn’t know him very well but good enough to call him a friend R.I.P. my friend the maintenance man at the carnes
Sending prayers , thinking about you all today.
My condolences. I always enjoyed his company.
ASH, SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS; I’M SURE YOU ALL WILL MISS HIM!!!!
So sorry to hear that Mike passed away. I worked at Head Start and rode the bus with him. He had a good heart.
Tom I am sorry to hear about your brother. May God provide you strength during this difficult time. Prayers being sent for all.
Tom I am so sorry to hear about your brother. May God provide you and your family strength during this difficult time. Prayers for you all
Shawn, my family and I are so very sorry for your devastating loss..I’m so very sad for all of you. I hope you will find comfort in the reunion that he has had with his “best friend” whom I’m assuming may be your mom? It is always those of us who are left behind who suffer while our loved ones are celebrating and reuniting with loved ones in a beautiful, unimaginable place!
May God provide you and your family with comfort in this very sad time!
Sincerely, Carolyn Andrews & Family, Houston, TX
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS MICHELLE AND FAMILY….FROM ALL OF MY FAMILY