The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 17, 2013

Vivienne Marie Cotchen

DAVIDSVILLE — COTCHEN – Vivienne Marie, 83, Davidsville, formerly of Westmont, died Nov. 16, 2013, at Laurel View Village. Born May 19, 1930, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Joseph A. and Elsie A. (Hvizdos) Krissay. Survived by husband, John J., whom she married Feb. 9, 1952, and children, Nike, married to Geoffrey N. Mendenhall, Cincinnati, Ohio; Kevin, married to Gayle Herrit, Pittsburgh; and Neysa Cotchen, Johnstown. Also survived by grandchildren, Merideth Mendenhall, Arlington, Va.; Halley Mendenhall, Dayton, Ohio; Fostin Cotchen, New York, N.Y.; Linden Cotchen, Golden, Colo.; and Alexander Blough, Fairfax, Va. Vivienne leaves behind many family and friends who remember her generous spirit and quick mind. She was a member of Our Mother of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church for over 60 years. She was past president of Lee Hospital Auxiliary and Johnstown Symphony Auxiliary. Life member of AAUW and YWCA. Member of Johnstown Tennis Association, Sunnehanna Country Club, Log Cabin Quilters and Salix Quilters Guild. Graduate of Johnstown High School, Class of 1948. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952. After earning her private pilot’s license, she enjoyed traveling with John in their private plane, and also enjoyed international travel as well. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, the Very Rev. Mark S. Begly, VF, celebrant. Committal, Grandview Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Laurel View Village Health Care Fund.


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