Gerald Francis Kotwas

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Kotwas, Gerald


Leesburg, VA : Age 75, of Leisure World, Leesburg, VA passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013, in Ashburn.

"Jerry" was born on Tuesday, January 18, 1938 in Rochester, New York. He was a son of the late Alphonse Sylvester Kotwas and the late Ann Mykins Kotwas. Jerry worked for the US government for 33 years until his retirement as Deputy Chief of Foreign Trade. He enjoyed many overseas assignments including living in Afghanistan and Africa with his family. His hobbies included golf, football but mostly spending time with his loving wife, their children and grandchildren and he cherished a special bond with each of them.

He leaves his beloved wife of over 50 years, Kathryn Enright Kotwas of Leesburg; five children: Larry & Cammie Kotwas of Ashburn, VA, Kenny & Jill Kotwas of Waldorf, MD and Mark & Kelly Kotwas of Leesburg, VA, daughters, Lisa & Arnie Lucius of Holly Springs, NC and Jennifer & Lee Blakeman of Alexandria, VA; Loving grandfather of Heather & Edward Wu, Daniel Kotwas, Kenneth & Michelle Kotwas, Carly Kotwas, Michelle Kotwas, Kevin Kotwas , Kate Kotwas, Sean Lucius, Scott Kotwas, Cole Lucius, and Alex Lucius; and his brothers, Kenny & Marie Kotwas, and Richie & Rita Kotwas, all of Rochester, NY.

Relatives and friends may call on Thursday, February 28 from 7 to 9 pm at Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle, S.E., Leesburg, VA 20175. A funeral service will be on Friday, March 1 at 11:00 am at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church located at 55 Oak Crest Manor Leesburg, Virginia 20176. Interment will follow in Leesburg Union Cemetery, Leesburg, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Special Olympics 215 Depot Court, SE, 2nd floor Leesburg, VA 20175, and or to the Lupus Foundation of America 2000 L Street, NW Suite 415 Washington, DC 20036. Please share online condolences with the family at

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Feb. 27, 2013
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