October 16, 1941 – January 11, 2016
Samuel F. Coates of Phillipsport, NY passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2016. He was 74 years old. Sam was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 16, 1941; he was the son of Samuel Coates and Helen Schweitzer.
Sam proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1965. He married Karen (Dennis) Coates in 1966 in Massapequa Park, LI. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Sam was predeceased by his loving wife, Karen and their beloved daughter, Carriann.
He is survived by his brother, Patrick Dougherty and his wife, Bonnie of East Islip, NY; his sister, Rose Romeo and her husband, William of Amite, LA; his brother-in-law, Herbert Hoyne along with many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
A graveside service with military honors will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 16th at Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson. The Rev. Tobias Anderson will officiate.
Arrangements are under the guidance of Loucks Funeral Home, Ellenville; to send a personal condolence visit www.loucksfh.com