Marilyn J. Coar

First Posted: 2/29/2012

Marilyn J. Coar of Clarks Summit died Feb. 25 at Dunmore Health Care Center.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late attorney Stanley F. and Clare Fadden Coar, she was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and received her bachelor’s degree with distinction from Rosemont College, Rosemont.

She was a member of Delta Epsilon Sigma and Alpha Sigma Nu national honor societies and president of the freshman class, and was also president of the student body in her senior year.

Long active in musical circles in the area, Miss Coar had been associated with The University of Scranton for many years, most recently serving as secretary of the corporation, executive assistant to the president for trustee affairs and secretary to the board of trustees.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Snows parish, serving as a Eucharistic minister.

She is survived by a sister, Patricia O’Malley and husband, Frank, Westport, Conn.; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Coar, Clarks Green; and Anne Crowley, Binghamton, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Powderly and Marjorie Mangan; two brothers, Lawrence F. Coar and Stanley F. Coar, Jr.; and a brother-in-law, James T. Powderly.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing. Interment with a blessing service will be at the convenience of the family in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements are being made by the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit.

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