Walter J. Cottman of Wildwood passed away on Saturday at the age of 77. Cottman was a member of the Wildwood Police Department and became the city’s first African American City Councilman. He was a supervisor at the Woodbine Developmental Center and worked at the Wildwood Convention Center after his retirement. A viewing will be held Saturday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Cape May Court House from 9-11 a.m. followed by funeral services.