Melvin A Cottage, 40 of Freedom was called to his Heavenly Home on Saturday, March 14, 2020 following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Raised in Freedom, Melvin was an outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and spending time at his Uncle Terry’s camp in Tionesta. He had an outgoing and generous personality, who would give the shirt off his back to those in need. It was being a father to his four children is what he most .treasured
Melvin is survived by mother, Gloria Dilts and father, George Archer. He is also survived by his wife, Jessica Pickrell Cottage , his four children: KayLee, Elijah, Blake, and Clayton and their mother, Jessica (Derek) Anderson. A brother, Andrew (Emily) Cottage and their children, Drew and Hailey. A half brother, Brandon and a host of extended family and friends.
Friends will be received on Thursday, March 19th from 4-8 pm in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where services will be held on Friday at 11 am with VITAS chaplain, the Reverend Keith Black, officiating.
The family wishes to thank VITAS Hospice for the compassionate care they provided to the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o the funeral home to defray expenses.
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