Jack G. Coates
- May 2, 2012
- Niskayuna, New York
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“Lou, You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Jack truly had a wonderful person as his wife and we all know you are being as strong as you can be....Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Tracey Haines - Niskayuna, NY
“We are sorry for your loss. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. What a testimony of love that your parents have left- together and in love for...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Mark and darla jesser - ND
Sorry for your loss and for your family as well. The best memory that I have of Jack is how loving of a couple you two were after so many...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: T.D. Barton - Schenectady, NY
“To the Coates Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was a wonderful & caring man.
I'll never forget Cocktail hours, don't be late,...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Jackie and Ray LaFramboise - RI
My heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of your beloved, Jack. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
5 of 11 | Posted by: Pat Konczeski - Schenectady, NY
“Dear Lou & family,
So very sorry to hear about Jack, what a great man he was. We have so many great memories of our Deer Run days. He was such a...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Karen & Phil Carlson - Niskayuna, NY
“My childhood memories were of a gruff, salty, pipe-smoking sailor who was our "MacGyver" (fixing anything and everything that broke in Truro or...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Tim Mott - Pensacola, FL
“Dear Lou & family,
We consider ourselves blessed to have had the good fortune of meeting you & Jack at NTCA & sharing good times.
Our thoughts ...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Chuck & Ellen Cobb - Walnut Creek, CA
“Lou, Betsy, Dennis & Family - With Our Deepest Sympathy - Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We have alot of great camping memories, Lake George,...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Paul & Sue Folus - Schenectady, NY
“Dear Lou & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We share many pleasent memories in years gone by.
Dear Lord, Welcome...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: John Ericson - Schenectady, UT
“Dear Lou, Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. John & I have many special memories of you both as we camped together in our large group at...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: John & Linda Pink - The Villages, FL
Niskayuna-Jack G. Coates 90, of Niskayuna, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family.
Jack was born in Fleurus, Belgium, son of the late Christopher O.and Germaine Bille Coates. He lived in St. Helens, England where he attended Liverpool Wireless College and was Chief Radio Officer in the British Merchant Marines from 1939 to 1946. Jack came over to the United States in 1948 where he met and married Lou Carolyn King, January 31, 1948. He started work with the New YorkTelephone Co. on March 8, 1948 and retired in 1986.
Jack worked at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid in 1980 on the microwave system communications. He was a Ham Radio Operator and a member of MARS, SARA (Schenectady Amateur Radio Association) and IEEE.
Jack is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lou Carolyn Coates; son Christopher (Jo Ann) Coates of Dickinson, ND, daughter Elizabeth (Dennis) Dalpe of Niskayuna, NY; grandchildren, Kathleen (Jim) Alcombright of Clifton Park, NY , Gregory Dalpe of Niskayuna, NY, Captain Cortney (Brandon) Zuercher of Lynn Haven, FL Trevor Coates of Dickinson, ND; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister, Jeannine Lloyd.
A private family service was held at home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Ellis Hospital, specifically Dr. Chowdhrey, Dr. Busino and the A-6 nurses, Sue, Theresa and Carolyn.