Richard Samuel Cotton, 81, of Aurora, Colo., passed away peacefully on Feb. 26, 2011.

Richard Samuel Cotton, 81, of Aurora, Colo., passed away peacefully on Feb. 26, 2011.


Born in Mt. Morris Oct. 18, 1929. Richard was a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, serving more than 40 years of federal service.


He was a proud and loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather. Richard is survived by wife, Alice Marie Cotton; sons, Raymond M. Wagner and Gerald W. Wagner and their wives; sister, Emma Lou Repass of New York; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Richard also had numerous nieces and nephews in New York. Military funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 4, at Ft. Logan Cemetery in Denver, Colo., commital site B.