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Marvin G. Cotton, a retired manager for National Fuel Gas and active in many community service organizations, died Tuesday (Dec. 30, 1997) in Lakeshore Health Care Facility, Irving, after suffering an apparent heart attack in his Angola home. He was 72.

Born in Annapolis, Md., Cotton retired from National Fuel in 1984 as manager of the Angola office after 33 years of service. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was a member of the East Aurora Volunteer Fire Company for 16 years.

He served for two years as a special officer in the East Aurora Police Department and 16 years as a part-time patrolman in the Angola Police Department.

He was a charter member and past president of the Evans-Brant Kiwanis Club and served on the Town of Evans Disaster Preparedness Committee. He was a 27-year member and trustee of First Congregation United Church of Christ, Angola.

Survivors include his wife, the former Jane Foss; a daughter, Linda Ferraro of Hamburg; a son, Jeffrey; three sisters, Elaine Rickettson of East Aurora, Eve Inglis of Murray, Ky., and Twyla Balthasar of South Wales; and one grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in First Congregation United Church of Christ, 132 N. Main St., Angola.

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