CYNTHIA "Cyndie" COTTER (1963 - 2020)

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Service Information
Pumphrey Funeral Home
300 W. Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, MD
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
12:30 PM
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
917 Montrose Road
Rockville, DC
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Cynthia Whitt Cotter "Cyndie"  

passed away peacefully on January 11, 2020 at her home in Rockville, MD at 56 years of age after battling multiple myeloma for several years. She was the loving wife of Stephen "Steve" Patrick Cotter and loving mother of Kristin Nicole Cotter, Kevin Patrick Cotter, and Keith Stephen Cotter. She was the beloved daughter of Dorothy Sutherland Whitt and Gordon A. Whitt, Sr. (deceased), and sister of Gordon A. Whitt, Jr. (Catherine), Richard S. Whitt, and James G. Whitt (Sharon), Brian and Haley. Cyndie is also survived by her aunt and uncle, Dr. Charles and Arlene Sutherland Mullins and their family, and her uncle, Dayle Whitt. Steve is the son of Diane L. Cotter and James E. Cotter (deceased) of McLean / Falls Church, VA.
Cyndie was born November 5, 1963, in Washington, D.C. In 1981, Cyndie graduated from Charles W. Woodward High School in North Bethesda; in 1985, she received a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration from James Madison University; and in 1987, she received a Master's Degree in Business Administration from James Madison University. Steve and Cyndie wed in 1989. She was a dedicated civil servant throughout her professional life, ultimately working as the Deputy Director, Office of Acquisitions, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Her warm smile, silly songs, and open heart will be dearly missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Cyndie at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 917 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852 at 12:30pm on January 17, 2020. A reception will follow.

Published in The Washington Post from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2020
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