It is with great sadness that I am sharing the news that Joseph Norman Cotter passed away on May 23 at the age of 91. Mr. Cotter was a chess player, educator and friend whom I met during our shared adventures in the 2006 USCF Golden Knights correspondence chess tournament. During our game, Norman spoke highly of his son (who was also named Christopher) and we shared many stories about our families and common interests. Norman Cotter was a gentleman and a scholar (in fact a University Professor) who enjoyed intellectually challenging games. He was quite an accomplished chess player and I am saddened that I will never again be able to share moves and stories with him.
I offer my sincere condolences to the friend and family of Joseph Norman Cotter.