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Robin Rich-Coates

July 12, 1954 ~ May 10, 2022 (age 67)


Robin Lee Rich-Coates, 67, wife of Curtis Ray Coates and a resident of Franktown, VA, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at her residence. A native of Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Dorothy Lee Miles Rich of West Friendship, MS, and the late Robert Emmerson Rich. She was a retired Professor of Biology and Chemistry at Eastern Shore Community College, member of Phi Theta Kappa, and Chairman of Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District.

In addition to her loving husband, Curtis Ray Coates, and mother, Dorothy Lee Miles Rich, she is survived by her sister, Janice Quinn and her husband, Jack, of Maryland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

To honor her wishes no public services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Robin Rich-Coates Opportunity Scholarship, c/o Eastern Shore Community College, 29316 Lankford Highway, Melfa, VA 23410.

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