ELDRED - J. Wesley "Wes" Coast, 81, of Eldred, passed away early Tuesday morning (Dec. 16, 2014) at the Bradford Nursing Pavilion, where he was cared for through a lengthy illness.
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Wesley, the fourth of eight children, was born July 31, 1933, to Kenneth and Freda Coast in Van, Pa. On Sept. 19, 1954, he married his lifelong best friend, Jean L. Causer, at the Duke Center Evangelical United Brethren Church.
He was a 1951 graduate of Otto High School. Wesley acquired lifelong friendships through his work with Garrison Supply, Olean Wholesale, where he worked as a general merchandiser to local grocery stores, and also Dunkirk Ice Cream, from which he retired in 1995. Wesley was the owner of Wes's Craft and Hobby, Tony's Drive In, and Fox's Pizza. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers, Buck and Jim, and was most known for traveling to area churches to sing with his good friend, Gene Rote.
Wesley is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Coast; three children, Valerie (Paul) Ambroselli of Olean, N.Y., Wesley Coast of Aurora, Colo., and Beth (Erik) Coletti of Duke Center. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Sara, Clarice, and Dominic; two great-grandchildren, Landon, and Isaiah; a brother, Donald Coast; and three sisters, Tirzah Parsons, Dorothy Sherman and Doris Parker.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Coast and James Coast; and a sister, Eleanor Coast.
Friends will be received at the Duke Center United Methodist Church on Oil Valley Road from 6 to 8 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at the Duke Center United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Gary L. Sheesley officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Duke Center United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 301, Duke Center, PA 16729.
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com.
Frame Funeral Home
230 Main Street
Eldred, PA 16731
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 17 to Dec. 24, 2014