Marjorie G. Kotmel

Marjorie G. Kotmel

GUILDERLAND — Marjorie G. Kotmel, a supportive mother and doting grandmother, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 73.

She was born on Sept. 24, 1947 in Endicott, New York, the daughter of the late Sidney E. and Lois Gent.

She graduated from Newark Valley Central High School in 1965 and went on to become the first person in her family to attend college. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English education from the University at Albany in 1969.

While at the university, she met her husband of 49 years, the late Allan V. Kotmel. They were married in November of 1969 and went on to have two children, Allan V. Kotmel Jr. and the late David Kotmel.

“Marjorie supported her children in every way possible,” her family wrote in a tribute. “She worked tirelessly for the Guilderland Parent teacher Association from 1979 to 1995, which earned her a Guilderland PTA Lifetime Membership. In her later years, she doted on her grandchildren every chance she got.”

She also loved to travel with her husband and they had many opportunities to do so.


Marjorie G.Kotmel is survived by her son, Allan V. Kotmel Jr. of Leesburg, Virginia; her grandchildren, Alexander and Melina Kotmel of Leesburg, Virginia; and her brother William (Jill) Gent and his wife, Jill, of Owego, New York.

Her husband, Allan V. Kotmel Sr., died before her as did her son, David Kotmel; her brother, Sidney W. Gent; and her parents, Sidney E. and Lois Gent.

Visiting hours will be held at Fredendall Funeral Home at 199 Main Street in Altamont on Thursday, March 11, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.  The funeral service will be at Fredendall Funeral Home on March 11 at 1:30 pm. Interment will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Guilderland.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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