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Eli Richard COATS

June 3, 1981 — May 7, 2023

Goleta, CA


Eli Richard COATS, 41, of Goleta, CA, died Sunday, May 7, 2023. 


Born June 3, 1981, in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of Guy R. and Christine Sherwood Coats.  He was married to the former Amy Armstrong, who survives.  A graduate of Wellsville High School, he earned a degree from Houghton College.  Eli was employed by CITIC in California. 


Surviving besides his wife, Amy, are:  a son, Conor Coats;  his mother, Christine Coats of Hallsport;  a brother Jesse (Gillian) Coats of Dalton;  a sister, Laura (Jed) Barnes of Mount Upton;  several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father;  and his maternal and paternal grandparents.  


A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 27, 2023 in The Presbyterian Church of Wellsville, 68 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.  Burial will be in Hallsport Union Cemetery. 


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