Jerry Sebastian Cottone, August 26, 1938 – April 11, 2015
Larchmont Boulevard favorite son, Jerry Sebastian Cottone, passed away on April 11, 2015 after a long and valiant fight against heart disease. There will be a small graveside service at 11am Monday, April 20 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.
Jerry operated the Larchmont Barber Shop on the boulevard for more than 50 years. He was the barber to multiple generations of men in our neighborhood and was a champion for the Boulevard throughout his years. Cottone closed his Barber Shop in October 2012 due to poor health and eventually found a new owner in George Hilario to whom he could entrust a continuation of his barber shop legacy.
Cottone is survived by his wife, Diane and two sons Chris and Doug.
“Jerry gave me my first haircut and every haircut until he retired,” Windsor Square resident George Hawley told the Larchmont Buzz. “He was simply, the best. He and his father ran a barber shop on Larchmont for over 70 years – if there ever was an institution on Larchmont that observed the passing of generation to generation, the Larchmont Barber Shop was it. I always looked forward to the regular visits to his shop. He was dedicated and loyal, even closing his shop on the Saturday of my wedding so he could attend – that was a direct sacrifice on his part.”
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Larchmont Buzz – Missing Jerry on Larchmont Boulevard