Robert J Coates

August 20, 1932March 9, 2018

Robert J. Coates, age 85, of Union, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday March 9, 2018. A Funeral Service will be held at McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ, on Wednesday March 14, 2018 at 11AM. Interment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park, Union, NJ. The family will receive their friends on Tuesday from 3-6 PM. Robert was the owner and proprietor of Suburban Cleaners in Kenilworth, NJ, for many years before his retirement. Later he was employed by the Union Board of Education as a school bus driver. Robert served his country proudly in the U.S Marines during the Korean War. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years Arlene Frances Coates, his devoted children Arlene Dawn Coates and Bobby Coates, his grandson John Thomas Confroy V, and a brother Billy Coates. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter 3 Eves Drive Suite 310 Marlton, NJ 08053.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Robert J Coates

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