ForeverMissed
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Posted by Nancy Worstall Jones on June 2, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we learn of Bob’s passing. We are sure the gates of Heaven opened wide when he entered. Bob was such a wonderful gentleman who made New Britain Township a great place to live. His contributions to not only the township but to the building of the Parkway, BCATO, the Supervisors, Chalfont Fire Company...the list of his good work goes on and on. To say he will be missed is truly an understatement. We will also miss all the fun times we had together. And seeing him in his daughter’s Volkswagen convertible in the July 4th parade!
Posted by Gordon Bell on June 1, 2020
I first met Bob at a Chalfont Fire House breakfast. We discussed his work as a New Britain Township Supervisor and also our mutual association in the Masons. I later on became a Chalfont Councilman which led to more political discussions. We continued our friendship and discussions at our Lenape Valley Church on Sundays. When Bob was no longer driving, I also pick him up on the 2nd Friday every month on the way to our Doylestown Masonic Lodge. I will miss Bob very much as he was a true Patriot and a good Brother.
Posted by Dick Schaphorst on June 1, 2020
I worked with Bob at Philco for many years.  As always he was a great contributor. He will be missed by all.
Dick Schaphorst
Posted by Mark Roberts on May 29, 2020
Bob Cotton hired me in 1975 for a road crew position. Over the next 30 years that I worked for Bob I saw so many selfless acts from this man for the betterment of the township. I remember the fight that he had with the Septa and the PennDot in making improvements to Walnut Street and County Line Road intersection after numerous accidents. It was a proud day for him when he threw the switch to turn on the newly improved intersection.

In todays world, we need more Bob Cottons. Rest,in a well deserved peace my friend.
Posted by Carol Bigham on May 27, 2020
Bob had a passion for life often seen through the lens of his camera. He tirelessly gave his time to the community he cared so deeply for. My fondest memory of Bob was at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the 202 Parkway and how proud he was to "open the road" he fought so long and hard for. Bob will be forever missed but his legacy will always live in the hearts of those he loved and the community he served. 
Posted by Bob Bender on May 26, 2020
I first met Bob within a few days after being appointed as the NBT manager in 1980. Although I already had the job, Bob took it upon himself to “interview” me again on behalf of the citizens and the fire service. Once he found out that I too was a volunteer fireman, we became friends and remained so to this date. He was totally committed to his family, his church, to the fire service, and to the community. Rarely without a camera, he was always around to the extent that my kids used to say; “There goes that Cotton news van again”. Not always easy to work for, but if I needed him at any time he never asked why, but just where. He will be missed and the world could use more men like him. If it starts raining more now, it is because Bob convinced God to install sprinklers in heaven. 
RIP my friend. 
Bob Bender

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