On February 27, 2010, East Liberty Development Inc.’s beloved Board Member Mr. Floyd Coles passed away at age 84. Mr. Coles was also the President of the Board at East Liberty Gardens. He was a well-known, charismatic administrator who was extremely active and passionate about the community. In essence, Mr. Coles was passionate about life.
When remembering Mr. Coles one might reflect largely on his smile as he was always pleasant, ready and willing to contribute his expertise and enthusiasm to the task at hand. ELDI’s prayers are with the Coles family as we acknowledge that they have suffered a tremendous loss.
Mr. Coles was involved in several organizations, including the Pittsburgh Council of Men, East End Male Chorus, Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council, Quaker State Funeral Directors Association, President of the St. James Chapter of the AARP, and Faculty Member of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Mr. Coles was a retired Chief Deputy Coroner of Allegheny County, a licensed funeral director, and supervisor of the Samuel J. Jones Funeral Home of Wilkinsburg.
Mr. Coles was no stranger to service; he served as a U.S. Navy WWII Veteran. His dedication to serving the community was not only highly valued, but also inspiring. He strongly believed in overcoming obstacles, rathare than walking away from them. Mr. Coles was a unique community member and his presence in the community will truly be missed. His homegoing celebration will be held Saturday, March 6 at 11 a.m. at the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Located at 7220 Bennett Street.
Comments on this post:
1. Linda M. Lewis says
Please give my regards to the family.
March 21st, 2010