David Brian Coates 55 of Westminster, MD died Wednesday June 4, 2008 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. The spouse of Rev. Mindy Booher Coates for 30 years. Mr. Coates was born April 14, 1953 in Burlington, VT The son of Robert and Anita Dudley Coates of Jacksonville, FL., he was a 1971 graduate of Shaler High School in Pittsburgh PA, has a B.S from Indiana University of PA. Mr. Coates taught business subjects at Loch Raven High School and coached Indoor Track from 1977-1979 during which time he also worked at Pappy’s Pizza in Carney, MD. He worked at MD Cup Corporation from 1979- 1985, Noxell Corporation from 1985-1990 and Wells Fargo Mortgage Company from 1990 to present as a Computer Analyst He was a member of Westminster Moose Lodge #1381 and also a member and Treasurer of Taylorsville Winfield Lions Club both of whom will be having memorial services on Friday 7:30 and 8:00 PM respectively at the funeral home. Mr. Coates provided technical support for Ross Nickerson’s “The Banjo Encyclopedia” He enjoyed singing and playing the Banjo and also gave Banjo lessons. He was one of the four founding member of “Four Fun” a Barber Shop Group that sang at many functions and Churches with a highlight of singing at Camden Yards in 1997. He was a member of Patapsco United Methodist Church and also very active at Mount Gilead United Methodist Church. He loved fishing, canoeing, camping, Watching the Orioles, Ravens and Steelers, Movies relaxing with friends , Racket Ball, Wally ball and Woodworking. He was a Red Belt in Traditional Tae Kwon Do. He also continued to give to Legacy of Life Foundation. Surviving him in addition to his wife and parents are: Son and Daughter-in-law Justin and Alana Esposito Coates of Raleigh, NC. Brothers and sister-in-laws Glen and Patricia Coates of Suffield, CT, Dan and Shelly Coates of Fruit Cove, FL Sister and brother –in-law Vicki and Mardi Tuell of Fruit Cove, FL. Family friends Sandy and Gordon Scott of Pittsburgh, PA. Nieces and nephews: Meghan, James, Jesse, Lindsay and Casey Coates Alex and Chelsey Tuell, Ian and Cammy Gordon, Tyler Booher and Dylan Painter. There will be a Gathering of Friends on Friday June 6, 2008 7 to 9 PM at BURRIER-QUEEN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, P.A., 1212 W. Old Liberty Rd. Winfield, MD 21784. Memorial Service will be held Saturday June 7 2008 11:00 AM at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home and Crematory, P.A. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Carroll Hospice 292 Stoner Ave. Westminster, MD 21157 or Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club C/O Charles Burrier 2029 Sams Creek Rd. Westminster, MD 21157.
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