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Obituary: Coates, Richard Paul

Richard Paul Coates

Coates, Richard Paul

Richard Paul Coates passed away on June 25, 2023 (age 90) at home. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Catherine Coates, son Robert Coates, daughters Stacey Puryear and Antionette. Grandfather of Kinston & Marley Coates. Richard was born on Dec. 24,1932 in Pittsburg, Pa. He worked various jobs as a teenager before enlisting in the Army and serving in Korea during the Korean War. After his military time, he worked for over forty -five years as a meatcutter, at A&P. In 1975 Richard and his family moved to Beltsville, MD where they resided for 50 years.

Richard was an avid bike rider and could be seen riding for hours throughout the surrounding communities daily. He was a very devoted father and family man and always enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by all.

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