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Dorothy "Dot" Witter Koltnow '51

Dot and Peter Koltnow

Dorothy “Dot" Witter Koltnow, a Washington, DC area resident since 1967, died at her home in Rockville, Md., on July 31, 2017, from natural causes.

Born in Lansing, Il. on November 3, 1928, she graduated from Antioch College where she met her future husband, Peter G. Koltnow ‘51. They married on campus in October 1950. They raised a family in California before moving to Bethesda, MD.

Dot was active in Ikebana International and Planned Parenthood, and was an avid bridge player. She was a long-time member of Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church.

Following the death of her youngest daughter, Gregg-Anne, in 1970, she was a founding member of The Candlelighters (supporting families of children with cancer) and a long-time donor of blood and platelets.

She and her husband enjoyed far-ranging travel, primarily to Europe, Asia and the desert Southwest.

She is survived by half-brother Kenneth Koch, daughters Nan K. Chase and Nina C. Koltnow, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her wit and her love of new experiences.

A memorial service will be held in the fall.