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Obituary for Rowland L. Coats, Jr.

Rowland L. Coats, Jr., 90, of Abington, PA died on August 16, 2017. He was the loving husband of the late Elizabeth (Annesley) Coats of 39 years. Rowland was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 10, 1927 to the late Rowland L. and Marian W. (West) Coats, Sr. He grew up in the Frankford section of Philadelphia and graduated from Germantown Academy in 1945. After serving in the Army, he attended the University of Pennsylvania. He received his accounting degree from the Wharton School and worked as the assistant controller T Thermal in Conshohocken, PA. Rowland enjoyed playing tennis at Manufacturers’ Golf and Country Club, traveling with his family, and playing cards with friends he has known since childhood. He is survived by his sons William Coats (Barbara) and Thomas Coats, MD (Nancy), his grandchildren Timothy, Sarah, Spencer, Carolyn, Lindsay. He was pre-deceased by his daughter Joanne Coats. Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 6:00-8:00PM at the Emil J. Ciavarelli Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 951 E. Butler Pike, Ambler, PA 19002. Memorial Service on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:30AM at Gwynedd Estates, 301 Norristown Rd., Ambler, PA 19002. Interment will be Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rowland’s name can be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 654 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038 or Gwynedd Estates Spirit Committee, 301 Norristown Rd. Ambler PA, 19002.


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Visitation

Friday

25

Aug

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ciavarelli - Ambler

951 E. Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

Memorial Service

Saturday

26

Aug

10:30 AM
Gwynedd Estates

301 Norristown Road
Ambler, PA 19002

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