BOWDOINHAM – Vala T. Kotow, 51, of Bowdoinham died on Friday January 8, 2016 at her home. She was born on January 11, 1964 in Gardiner, Maine, the daughter of Nicholas and Vera Kotow, sister of Eva Pickett, brothers Russell and Nicholas Jr. Kotow, an aunt to Alex Jr. and Steven Griatzky, Toby Cross, and Jonathan and Katie Kotow.
After graduation from Mt. Ararat High School she attended the University of Maine at Orono and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with High Distinction in 1988. She worked at Bath Iron Works doing drafting and electrical design.