Dear Family of Dr. Cotroneo, I am sorry for your loss as I read about in today's Statesman Journal. Dr. Cotroneo was my advisor at Western in the 1980's. I married my wife as a senior. Sort of in jest (Dr. Cotoneo had a wry sense of humor), I asked him for marital advise. With a deadly serious response he encouraged me to live true to my wedding vows and keep away from extra marital affairs. Great advise as I've seen a friend's marriage dissolve from his indiscretion. I am grateful to report that my wife and I are going on 36 years of a happy marriage. May good memories and transcendent hope help you through this difficult time. My respects to you and yours.
Ross was my advisor at OCE and I took many History Classes where he was the instructor. I will always remember the spirited debates I had with him in class and in his office on points where we didn't see eye to eye. Unlike many instructors he welcomed a point of view contrary to his own and respected you if could clearly and logically attempt to dismantle his. We also left quite a bit of sweat on the Handball Courts where he was a serious competitor. My deepest regards to his family and I hope they can take some comfort from my respect for him. RIP "Doc".