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  • "After my Dad died and Uncle Allen would call me on phone, I..."
    - Joy Coale
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    - Heather Mondy
  • "He was a great man and I'm proud to have had him in my life."
    - Eric Bergstrom
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    - Helen Coale
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Died November 24, 2012 at age 95. Born July 23, 1917, he grew up on a farm in Churchville, MD. He enlisted in 1942 and served his country with distinction as a pilot and flying instructor at Turner Army-Air Corps base in Albany, GA. Following WWII, he worked for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company in Washington, D.C. until his retirement in 1982. He was an active member of Woodside Methodist Church in Silver Spring and participated in numerous church and civic activities until he moved to Asbury Village in 1996. He is predeceased by his first wife, Louella Mead Coale; his second wife, Dorothea D'Iorio Coale; his third wife, Zandra Sperling Coale; six brothers and sisters and his daughter, Margaret Coale Marsh. Surviving family members are his sister, Emily Coale Hines of Churchville, MD; his daughter and son-in-law, Helen Coale and Carlo Finetti of Atlanta, GA; his son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Karen Coale; his granddaughters, Shinae McTevia, Myung Bergstrom, Marie Coale and Amy Marsh Lopez; and his great grandchildren, Kyra and Karina Bergstrom, Matthew and Alexander McTevia and Sophia Lopez. He was cremated at Going Home Cremation in Woodbine, MD. A memorial service will be held at the Guild Memorial Chapel at Asbury Village January 5, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations to the or the Benevolent fund at Asbury village would be welcome.

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 1, 2012
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