Joe Cotter – professor, husband, brother, son, and friend

http://www.aug.edu/history_and_anthropology/cotter.htmlJoseph Eugene Cotter, professor, husband, brother, son, and friend passed on 21 September 2002. I put together letters, web pages, and memories to visit when I want to think of Joe, because I know I will see him again. Joe touched a lot of people and left his mark. From Newfoundland, to San Pedro, to La Jolla, Santa Barbara, Latin America, to Georgia, we remember. 


Friends’ remembrance. Thoughts about Joe from his pre-Augusta era.

Letter from Clark Quinn to friends on the memorial

Augusta University Biography (pdf)

Obits from the Augusta Register

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4 Responses to Joe Cotter – professor, husband, brother, son, and friend

  1. Paul Pierpaoli says:

    I was happy to have run across this website. I knew Joe while we were both on the faculty at the University of Arizona. Although our time there overlapped by just one year, I got to know Joe very well. He was a gem of a guy–generous, friendly, gregarious, smart, and loyal. I regret that we did not stay in contact much after he left Arizona in 1997. When I decided to track him down about 10 years ago, I was shocked to learn of his untimely death. I attempted to track down Cheryl, but by then I believe she had already moved from Augusta. I was saddened to learn of Joe’s rapid demise due to cancer, but somehow knowing this helped give some “closure,” for I couldn’t imagine–barring an accident–how such a young and vibrant person could die so young. Joe-you are greatly missed!

    Paul Pierpaoli, Ph.D.

    • Pierre Bedard says:

      Glad to hear that the website helped. I think that keeping information about people available, not in a morbid way, but in a “I remember” way is very cool, especially when you can reconnect.

  2. Paul Pierpaoli says:

    Thank you very much. I agree with you completely. I am grateful for your efforts via this website, and I know Joe would be too.

  3. Michael Hall says:

    Joe and I participated in a USG faculty development seminar in Panama in 2000. It was was blast. Memories of the boat ride from Hell with Joe and Cheryl to visit a Kuna Indian community on a island will be with me forever.

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