Rhea, Iii Arthur D.

April 21, 2004

ARTHUR DAKOTA RHEA III (AD), 47, beloved husband of Carlene (Coates) Rhea; adored son of Arthur D. Rhea, Jr. and Dorothes (Coutu) Rhea and son-in-law of Carlisle J. and Pauline (Giroux) Coates died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on April 20, 2004. AD bravely met the challenge of his cancer by participating in two clinical trials dedicated to researching the cause and cure of a rare sarcoma. Ad was born on April 26, 1956 in Richmond, Virginia and spent his early years in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. He attended schools in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Vermont in 1978. AD pursued his cancer with enthusiasm and was dedicated to the highest principles of quality, integrity and respect for others. He was currently employed by Janos Technologies as the Director of Business Development. AD devoted himself to community service. In East Hartland, he was a member of the Democratic Town Committee, the Board of Finance and the School Building Committee. Many of his happiest moments were spent coaching children in soccer and basketball. He was a member of the vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church and served as a kay reader and Eucharistic minister. AD took the most pleasure in time spent with his family. AD leaves behind his three wonderful and loving children, Tyker, Katherine and Anne. He is survived by his beloved brothers and their families: R. Douglas and Lisa Rhea and Clifton and Sarah Rhea. He was the cherished brother-in-law of the Coates family, and leaves Robert Coates and Russell Fellows, Timothy and Lori Coates, John and Suzette Coates, Patricia Coates and Michael Carrese. Nieces and nephews, including Hannah and Gabrielle Rhea, Jeremiah and Elijah Van Horn, Samantha, Benjamin, Colin and Sarah Coates and Madeline and Maria Carrese will remember their uncle fondly. AD believed strongly in living life to the fullest. He was so blessed to have spent a life surrounded by many caring friends and family. His family would like to thank each and every friend who has made their journey so rich, happy and so meaningful. A memorial service in celebration of AD's life will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2004 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Canton, CT at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers and in deepest gratitude for the honor and meaning of their work, donations may be made to The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, c/o Dr. George Demetri, Sarcoma Director, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA, 02115.

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