Harry D. Gotwals, 50, former JHU official


Harry D. Gotwals, a former official at the Johns Hopkins University, Goucher College and Gilman School, died of a heart attack Oct. 2 at his home in Swarthmore, Pa. He was 50.

He had been vice president for alumni, development and public relations at Swarthmore College since 1990.

Mr. Gotwals was development officer at Hopkins from 1971 to 1976, when he became assistant headmaster for development at Gilman. He was vice president for development and public relations at Goucher College from 1982 to 1985, and associate vice president and director of development at Duke University until 1990.

Mr. Gotwals was born and raised in Chambersburg, Pa., and earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Hopkins.

He is survived by his wife of seven years, the former Katharine Wilson; three daughters, Jennifer Gotwals of San Francisco and Lissa Gotwals and Laura Gotwals, both of Durham, N.C.; his father, Joseph Gotwals Sr. of Chambersburg; three brothers, Joseph Gotwals Jr. of Schenectady, N.Y., Steven Gotwals of Medina, Ohio, and Edward Gotwals of Chambersburg; a sister, Anne Boryon of Chambersburg; and two stepdaughters, Christie Bryan and Mary Katharine Bryan, both of Durham.

Services were held Monday in Swarthmore.

Pub Date: 10/12/97

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