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Andrew Sebastiano Cottone, Jr.

Andrew Sebastiano Cottone, Jr. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on June 11, 2024.  He was born in Philadelphia, PA.  He had an original perspective on life like no other and loved his family fiercely. He was known most commonly as Andrew, Drew, Dad, Uncle Drew, and most endearingly, “Pop”.

He is preceded by his father, Andrew S. Cottone, Sr.  and mother Carmella Cottone {Diccianni}.  He is survived by his wife, Michele Cottone {Furcola}, sons, Andrew Cottone, III and his wife Jennifer Cottone {Lombardi}, Nicholas Cottone and his wife Katherine Skalak, daughters, Hilary Mansor {Cottone} and her husband John Mansor, Amanda Cottone; his eight grandchildren, Ava, Eden, Gianna {Andrew and Jennifer}, Nicholas (Nico), Sienna {Nicholas and Katherine}, Maximilian, Isla {Hilary and John} and Valentina {Amanda}; brothers, Paul, David and Brian Cottone.

A memorial mass will be held at Saint Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE 19702 on Friday, June 21, 2024 at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of gifts, Pop has requested donations be made to the “Cole Cares Foundation”, in honor of his beloved niece, Nicole.

Funeral Services

A memorial mass will be held at Saint Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 2431 Frazer Road, Newark, DE 19702 on Friday, June 21, 2024 at 11:00 AM.


    Bob Lane & Randi Zemsky writes,
    Michele, Amanda, Hilary and the whole family. We are so sorry for your loss, but hopefully Andrew passed peacefully after his ordeal. I remember fondly when Andrew, Amanda, Becca and I went on some college visits together. A long time ago, but we got to know each other I’m happy to say. I have a minor in-and-out surgical procedure early next Friday morning, but hope and expect to get to the service. Love to all, Bob & Randi
    06/13/2024 01:02 pm
    Becca Lane lit a candle and writes,
    I will always have such wonderful memories of riding around in the back of the blue van while he would honk and wave at strangers on Ridge Ave pretending like he knew them, as well as giggling together at the back of the room at Amanda’s thesis defense every time she said the word “gonads”, or when he pretended to hunt for Valentina and me as we hid in the bathtub while giggling and whispering loudly “shhh shhh shhh… don’t let Pop find us!” I love Drew as though he were my own dad and deeply mourn his loss. My heart goes out to each of you through this time and am here for whatever you may need. ❤️ I love you all.
    06/13/2024 01:07 pm
    Mark & Heather Richie lit a candle
    06/13/2024 09:29 pm
    liz scharkozy lit a candle and writes,
    thinking of you and your family ❤️
    06/14/2024 08:29 am
    Dave and Kristen Perrego writes,
    Our deepest condolences on your loss! Pop was the life of every party! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time!
    06/16/2024 11:19 am
    Lisa Cincotta lit a candle and writes,
    May the fond memories of Pop comfort you at this time. He raised an amazing family 🩵
    06/16/2024 02:14 pm
    nancy & lou writes,
    He must have been amazing to have such a wonderful daughter. Sending hugs to you and your family.
    06/16/2024 06:11 pm
    Conni Norton writes,
    My sincere condolences to the Cottone family.
    06/17/2024 12:35 pm
    Butch Gurski lit a candle and writes,
    My condolences go out to Drew's family & to Paul , Dave , and Brian . I remmber Drew well from the old neighborhood! RIP & God Bess!
    06/17/2024 01:51 pm
    Francine Viti lit a candle and writes,
    Peace Drew, in Eternal Paradise. Francine
    06/17/2024 02:54 pm
    Bob Waldeck writes,
    Dave, sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Drew. Thoughts and prayers to you and all of Drew’s family
    06/17/2024 05:41 pm
    Vanessa lit a candle and writes,
    Uncle Drew always lit up the room. He made everyone laugh. His voice! His laugh! It can’t be unheard! I remember at Andrew and Jenn’s wedding everyone was having the time of their lives! Andrew was the first in his family to get married so this was THE event! That was the time Uncle Drew was getting everyone drinks, and he was the life of the party - but more importantly I remember the way he looked at Andrew, Nick, Hilary, and Amanda. He was always so proud to be your dad and you could just see it by the way he looked at you all. He had such a big heart for his family - his kids and his grandkids. My heart goes out to the whole family! We will miss you Uncle Drew! But we know you’re in heaven making everyone laugh!
    06/17/2024 08:52 pm
    Jared writes,
    These last few days, I have been trying to fully capture the depth of influence Uncle Drew has had on me throughout my life. The memories of him with a jug of Lambrusco slung over his shoulder or his head in the hood of a big blue van are countless. We rivaled each other at weddings, seeing who could out do the other. I’m pretty sure I came out on top of that one- or under…a table. The one memory that I hold closest is his willingness to give me a chance to prove myself. I have carried this lesson with me throughout my life. I was the little guy in the family, always trying to prove that I could run with my older cousins, if given the chance. This led me to following them around from field to school yard, waiting for my chance to hit a home run so that I would get credited for a hit. This was no different than the summer nights I’d spend camped out at Daisy Field trying to somehow get myself into a game. At that time Uncle Drew was coaching a team and I situated myself on the edge of the bench with my glove in hand hoping to somehow get a chance to play - even though I wasn’t on the team and was much younger. In one game, toward the end of the year, Greg Taylor took off to steal second base and got a ball to the side of the face. Flip Sr, full nostril flair, looks right at me and tells me to grab a helmet and run. He believed in me and gave me the avenue to prove myself. I was not going to let him down! First pitch, stole third base, accenting it with a head first slide. As the dust settled I hear the word DIRT fired from Uncle Drew’s mouth, it stuck as part of my identity. That moment taught me that I was more than just the discoverer of the clay mine field at Cook Wissahickon. It taught me that every chance in life that I get, through hard work and perseverance, get dirty going after it. You may get punched but you won’t go down. Love you, family! It is a beautiful thing to see his legacy preserved through all of you.
    06/18/2024 09:54 am
    George& Rita Nocito writes,
    Sorry for the loss of a great cousin and friend
    06/18/2024 11:38 am
    Jamie and Mary Valentino lit a candle and writes,
    Always great memories when we were children (All the cousins at Mermaid Lake!!) Love and most sincere condolences to family.
    06/18/2024 03:43 pm
    Pat Smith lit a candle and writes,
    So sorry to hear about Drew. Sending 🙏🙏🙏 to the family during this difficult time. Sweet in our memories until we meet again.
    06/18/2024 08:30 pm
    Jason Murphy lit a candle and writes,
    Condolences to the family. I had the great pleasure working with Drew on night shift for some time…. He was full of life and talked highly of his family. He had stories for days. And most nights we would just talk. I learned a lot from him. And had a lot of fun with him as well. He made working night shift tolerable. I’ll always have respect for him. He holds a piece of my heart forever. Rest In Paradise Poppop !!!!
    06/19/2024 05:17 pm
    Brian Cottone Jr lit a candle and writes,
    Love you Uncle Drew! You were a mans man and one of the coolest Uncles I had. Beneath your hard and humorous shell was a warm heart. I'll never forget how you were there for Nicole during her toughest times. Rest well and in eternal peace. Brian Jr.
    06/19/2024 08:05 pm
    Eric Rosenstein writes,
    Drew Cottone Was A Good Man. I Knew Him From The Water Department. May He Rest In Peace.
    06/25/2024 11:47 am
    Fran Meiers writes,
    A true friend of mine since I met him in 1982; I will always treasure having that friendship for such a large part of my life. May God bless Drew and his family and keep them forever in His care.
    06/27/2024 11:13 pm
    Eric & Dawn Diccianni writes,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have found memories of Drew growing up. I enjoyed his humor and kidding around with my dad “ Uncle Junior”
    07/03/2024 09:06 pm

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