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Retired Naval Officer  

Walter N. Cottrell, 84, of White Stone, Va. died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Heron Cove at Sanders in Gloucester, Va.
Mr. Cottrell was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and graduated from George Washington University with a BS in Chemistry. He also earned an MS in Meteorology from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Ca. He served on the USS Howard D. Crow and other ships as a naval officer traveling around the world, living in California, Paris, France, Guam and Rhode Island before settling in Upper Marlboro, Md. to raise his family.
He retired in 1973 after 21 years in the U.S. Navy followed by 11 years working as a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Washington, D.C. His hobbies included tinkering with British sports cars and playing the trumpet. After his retirement, he enjoyed spending time near the Chesapeake Bay. He was active in the Naval Weather Service Association.
He is survived by his wife Alice Chilton Cottrell; a son and daughter-in-law, Arleigh Cottrell and Stevi Hunt-Cottrell of Upper Marlboro, MD; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sheryl and Paul Hoehner of Millersville, MD; Debra and Robert Sutton Jr. of Harwood, MD; and Janice and Dennis Duley of Royal Oak, MD; and children Jim Kelley of Denver, CO; Kimberly Kelley of Rowayton, CT.; and T. C. and Lara Kelley of Kilmarnock, VA; ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; and a niece and two nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Carolyn Hanby Cottrell and sister Emily Cottrell Fair.
A viewing/service will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 at the Currie Funeral Home in Kilmarnock, Va., and interment will be later at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Kilmarnock United Methodist Church,
P. O. Box 2095, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 ( or the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society ( .

Funeral Home
The Currie Funeral Home - Kilmarnock
116 East Church Street P. O. Box 1275  Kilmarnock, VA 22482
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Published in The Washington Post on July 8, 2014
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