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Dr. Irene Cotton

Sheffield Village, Ohio

Jan 14, 1927 – Feb 7, 2020


January 14, 1927
February 7, 2020
Sheffield Village, Ohio


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Irene Cotton (nee Mydlinski) was born on January 14, 1927, in Solvay, New York to Felix and Rosalia Mydlinski. Irene was a smart, driven, competitive lady who had a life-long love for learning. She earned her undergrad from Syracuse University and received her PhD. from the University of Texas at...

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As a student of Dr. Cotton in the early 90's, I had great admiration and respect for her knowledge, and teaching ability. She truly gave me the drive and interest in Microbiology to eventually enter the Medical Lab Profession and training at LCCC. She will be fondly remembered for her contributions to students, and her colleagues at LCCC.

Irene was an inspiration to us all. She had pluck and compassion and helped guide the beginnings of Women's Link at LCCC. We will miss her!

I was employed as a secretary at LCCC at the same time as Dr. Cotton. She and I served on a search committee that consisted of Board members, administrators and faculty with me being the only support staff member. Dr. Cotton's warmth and kindness made me feel that I belonged. What a wonderful, genuine woman. I offer my sincere condolences to her family.

When I saw Dr. Cotton's name, I recognized it immediately. I took a group of my "gifted and talented" 7th grade students to visit her lab at LCCC. We were all standing there, around a large and long metal enclosed metal table, listening to Dr. Cotton when she nonchalantly said...."There is a cadaver in here." You should have seen the looks on the faces of my 7th graders. Dr. Cotton had a great sense of humor. I know one of those students became a doctor. Foldly remembered.

A remarkable woman who left the world a better place by being here. I cherish fond memories of Mrs. Cotton from my childhood in Westlake. Prayers for peace and comfort to all her family and friends.

She was a wonderful, compassionate lady. Knew her as a friend while we taught at LCCC.

Oh my, this site says to add a memory. There isnt enough space for me (and Joe) to type all of our dear memories of your Mom, Irene. We laughed, cried, ate, played bridge and prayed together so many years ago. She was a light in our lives and a friend never forgotten. Too many years have gone by but the memories are vibrant. Our hearts are broken to hear of her passing but we know she is with her Beloved Lord and Jim. Our deepest condolences to you all and we know she will be in...