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Thomas Cotter
In Memory of

Thomas M. "Tom" Cotter

1943 - 2018

Obituary of Thomas Cotter

May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, And, rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the Palm of His hand.

Thomas M. "Tom" Cotter, 74, of Sayre, PA passed away with his family by his side on Saturday, May 05, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born on September 22, 1943, in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Joseph P. and Virginia (Johnson) Cotter.

Tom was a graduate of Athens High School and attended Williamsport Tech School. He was an electrician with GTE/Sylvania, prior to retiring. Tom enjoyed woodworking, stain glass, and was always busy outside in the yard tending to the landscaping. His generosity could never be measured, as Tom was well known for his caring for others. He was always willing to help with home improvements, or any projects that were needed for those in need. His wife's students were always delighted when his generous nature brought chocolates to one and all. He loved being outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, or golfing. Keeping with his Irish Heritage, he was an avid Notre Dame fan.

He is predeceased by his brothers, Joseph, John, Paul and Willis, and sisters, Eleanor "Ruby", Josephine, Kate, Evelyn, and Theresa.

Thomas is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Elbertine at home, brother-in-law, Howard Acla of Towanda, sister-in-law, Mary Lou Cotter of Lincoln, NB, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Following Thomas' wishes there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA.

Memorial donations may be made in Thomas' memory to: or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. The family wishes to thank the staff of 5th Floor Main, the Oncology Department, and 2nd Floor ICU for the wonderful care given to their loved one during his brave battle with this disease.