Robert E. Coty "Catch Ya Later" Bob Coty, 82, passed away peacefully at home on July 16, 2013 after a long illness. The 10th child of Clarence J. and Anna C. Coty was born in Morris, IL and lived much of his younger life in Everett, WA, later moving to Tacoma. After serving in the Korean Conflict he met Mary Ann, his wife of 57 years. Many of those years in Tacoma he spent working for Pacific Intermountain Express (P.I.E.), retiring in 1986. Bob is survived by his wife, 5 children, 4 grandchildren, 3 sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers. His family was important to him, and he never missed a grandchild's sporting event, a Mariners game, or a WSU football game on TV. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on July 31st at St. Ann Catholic Church in Tacoma, WA. Preceding the funeral the Rosary will be said at 12:30pm. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to Franciscan Hospice or the Sisters of the Lover of the Holy Cross at St. Ann Church. We invite you to share your memories online at www.GaffneyCares.com
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Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on July 28, 2013