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Robbie Michael Coates

Born: Wed., Aug. 27, 1969
Died: Sun., Jul. 5, 2015


Private services at the convenience of the family


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Robbie Michael Coates, 45, Camden, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 5, 2015.  He was born August 27, 1969, in Oneida, NY, a son of Richard M. and Anna L. Ayers Coates.  Robbie was a 1987 graduate of Camden High School.  He pursued his further education receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Literature and Writing from SUNY Potsdam in 1995, prior to Potsdam Robbie attended SUNY Oswego.  He was employed as a Case Manager for the NYS Insurance Fund.  Robbie loved animals and enjoyed music and movies.

     Robbie is survived by his mother, Anna, two sisters, Laura Coates, and Karen  Coates, all of Camden, maternal grandmother, Dorothy Ayers, Rome, paternal grandmother, Margaret Hamner, Camden and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He is predeceased by his father, Richard M. Coates.

     Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main St., Camden, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made in Robbie’s memory to the Camden Volunteer Fire Department, 14 Church St., Camden, NY  13316.

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Genevieve g baulch
   Posted Mon July 06, 2015
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I worked with Robbie until my retirement from SIF. We worked together in the work at home project. He was always friendly and professional.

Sheila Fritz
   Posted Mon July 06, 2015
My sincere and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son and brother. I will remember Robbie as a gentle and kind hearted soul. May he rest in peace.

Leola Fredette
   Posted Tue July 07, 2015
I never got to meet Robbie in person, but spoke to him everyday at work. He always made me laugh and we would pick on each other all the time. He would send me funny pictures which made me smile when I was having a bad day. He was very special to me and the world has suffered a terrible loss. May you find peace in your family. He will truly be missed. God bless you.

The Androgen
   Posted Tue July 07, 2015
With Tears and Love to RMC's spirit, and utmost Sympathy to his Family: May Peace flood your Household and Souls...

Karen Ryan
   Posted Wed July 08, 2015
The last time I spoke to Robbie was a couple of days before I went on vacation. He was a great friend and co-worker. I didn't work with him side by side in the same unit, but I did take care of a lot of his bills and especially mileage reimbursements for his claimants. It is so sureal for him to not be here. He will truly be missed. Sending prayers to his family.

Melodyne Darrow
   Posted Wed July 08, 2015
I knew Robbie growing up in Camden, NY. Our families have known each other for many years being from a small town. Robbie started working at NYSIF with me which I found to be nice as he kept me updated on some of Camden's doings. He was always very respectful and a nice guy. He will truly be missed. Since I retired in January 2015 I haven't seen Robbie but kept him in my thoughts. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Maureen Dourney
   Posted Wed July 08, 2015
Ann, Laura, and Karen, so sorry to hear of Rob's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories of special times shared with Robbie bring you comfort now and in the days ahead. May he rest in peace.

VAL
   Posted Wed July 08, 2015
My condolences to the family & friends of Robbie. Try to keep the good memories in mind. I work at NYSIF & one of my good memories is that Robbie would give me his Kohl's Cash, as he said it it just led to buying unneeded stuff (& he was absolutely correct on that!). However, as it's difficult for me to accept gifts, & Kohl's Cash was actually Money, I would go to Kohl's & buy sports-related stuff for Robbie w/ the Kohl's Cash he gave me, & give those items to him for Christmas (as I Love to shop). Robbie & I also had a common interest in music, so once in a while, we would discuss a concert or musical event. Rest in peace, Robbie.

Lynda Quig
   Posted Wed July 08, 2015
I send my heartfelt condolences to you. I worked with Robbie at NYSIF, and he was always fun to work with. Usually smiling or making someone else smile. A loving soul, I'm sure he will be missed dearly.

Sandra Hayes
   Posted Wed July 08, 2015
I worked with Robbie and although we did not work in the same area, I would see him every day, either in the hall or going on break or lunch. He always smiled and said hello. My deepest Sympathy to his family.

Rene McGarvey
   Posted Thu July 09, 2015
I am so sorry for the loss of Robbie, I work at State Insurance Fund, not in the same unit as he worked. He had a good sense of humor and was a very nice guy, always said hello. It is hard to believe and my heart goes out to his family and friends.

Brian Turbide
   Posted Thu July 09, 2015
Every gift from Robbie Michael was heartfelt and shrouded in meaning. Most precious were his gifts of love and friendship. As friends or "brothers", as he would say, Robbie and I helped each other through times of chaos and reveled in times of peace and joy. Robbie Michael was a Writer and a Musician. His creative mind and soul explored the depths of music, literature, and life... and he freely gave countless hours of advice, support, and perspective to friends and family. My deepest sympathy to Robbie’s family and friends… I will never forget you Robbie Michael and I love you... 'Sir Brian'

Ida Chrzanowski
   Posted Thu July 09, 2015
Dear Ann and family,
There are no words to console your grief at this time of sorrow but know that I am so sorry for your loss and you are in my prayers. Faith and God will help you through. If there is anything that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to call me.
Love and prayers........Ida

Danette Walker
   Posted Sat July 11, 2015
Ann,laurie and karen,
Such a sad time for you..please know how sorry I am for the loss of your brother and son. My thoughts are with you all during this time. Always remember the good, and keep eachother close..
So sorry for your loss

Sandy Reilly
   Posted Mon July 13, 2015
Robbie was like a nephew to me, and I loved him dearly. Robbie had the most gentle heart and soul. He greatly loved his mother, family, his Goddaughters, friends, and animals. He was always quick to help his family, friends and strangers. Robbie was blessed with many talents and displayed wisdom beyond his years. Robbie was extremely creative, and a gifted writer and musician. Robbie's passing is a devastating loss to his mother, family, and everyone who knew and loved him. My thoughts and prayers are with you Ann, Laura, Karen, and all his family and friends. Love you, Robbie - forever.

Dax and Amy Arnn
   Posted Thu July 16, 2015
Ann and Family,

So sorry and shocked to hear the news of Robbie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Heaven has welcomed another angel home!

Starr Greene Barrett
   Posted Thu July 30, 2015
Dearest Ann, I only just learned of Robbie passing. I'm so deeply sorry. Please accept my sincerely sympathy. I'm so sad for you and your daughters. Love, Starr

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