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Betty J. (Greenwald) Coates, age 91, of Arlington Dr., Greenville passed away Monday morning, February 20, 2017 in St. Paul's. 

She was born in Wilkinsburg, PA on January 10, 1926 a daughter of Joseph and Rose (Herman) Greenwald. She was a 1944 graduate of Wilkinsburg High School. She was employed as a bus aide for the Wilkinsburg school district and previously was a sales clerk at the former Stambaugh's Home Improvement Store, Hermitage.

On June 3, 1949 Betty married John E. Coates, he passed away July 19, 2009. She was a member of Lakeside Evangelical Church, Transfer. She truly enjoyed camping, crafts, dancing with her husband John, and spending time with family.

She is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline Rowe and her husband Ken of Mechanicsburg, PA; three sons, Gary Coates and his wife Sally of Greenville, Chris Coates and his wife Gloria of Greenville, and Doug Coates of Transfer; a sister, Marion Moss of Georgia; a brother, Joe Greenwald of Kentucky; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, George Greenwald and Bill Greenwald; and a grandson, Ryan Coates.


A memorial will be held at 11:00am Friday, February 24, 2017 in Lakeside Evangelical Church, 3203 N. Hermitage Rd., Transfer, with Rev. Bob Mavis, Pastor of the church officiating. There will be no public visitation. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lakeside Evangelical Church, 3203 N. Hermitage Rd., Transfer, PA 16154. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.

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  1. Gearhart, and Schaaf-Trollman Family Gearhart, and Schaaf-Trollman Family
    February 23, 2017    

    To the entire Coates Famly,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God guide and comfort you all during these challenging times. In our thoughts and prayers.

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