Sources include: Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Observer & Eccentric Media / Hometown Weeklies Livingston County Daily Press & Argus

COTMAN CHARLES CALVIN Age 71. Survived by his brother Dr. Ivan Louis Cotman, Sr. (Jeanetta); nephews Ivan Louis, Jr. (Lavonda), Arthur Robert (René), Amir Charles (Cassandra); three grand nephews and two grand nieces; and devoted friend Marie Henry. Charles was a retired Historian for the State of Michgan. Family will receive friends at 9:30 a.m. preceding the 10 a.m. Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1000 Eliot in Detroit. Visitation Friday 9-9 p.m. at James H. Cole Home for Funerals, 16100 Schaefer Hwy., Detroit (313-873-0771).

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Conrad Rutkowski01/03/2013

Charles was a staunch supporter of the NAACP at the University of Detroit.

al nelson01/04/2013

Dr. Cotman was one of my professors at UD in 1968. Because of his scholarly presentation, I decided to become a teacher and copied much of his approach. He was a paragon of knowledge and thought provoking. Needless to say, Dr. Cotman's legacy will be continued in me and all of my students. With much reference and respect, Al Nelson

nick sinacori03/30/2014

I found out rather late about the passing of Dr. Cotman. I was a former student of his at UD in 1968. Great guy, dynamic personality. He will be missed.

bill terrien04/25/2014

I discvovered Charles' passing late. he was a former professor of mine at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit in the 1970's.Always a superb educator, staunch Catholic, and true lover of human rights,Charles was a true friend and confidant. His rapier-like wit will be remembered and missed!He was trully a sui generis.

Charles Smith06/04/2015

I just learned today of Charles' death. I worked in Lansing in the early 80's and Charles and I were close friends. He was always insightful and delightful to socialize with. God rest his soul.

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