Pamela M. S. Coakley

Accountant, Terps fan

October 13, 2006

Pamela M. S. Coakley, an accountant and sports fan, died of breast cancer Sunday at her Crofton home. She was 61.

The former Pamela Maltry Schweickhardt was born in New Orleans and raised there and in Arlington, Va., where she graduated from high school.

She earned a bachelor's degree from George Washington University in 1965, and taught special education students in Prince George's County public schools for several years.

Mrs. Coakley studied accounting at what is now Bowie State University, and since 1985 had been a certified public accountant. She worked as an accountant for many years at Creative Direct Response, a professional fundraising company, until retiring in 2000.

She was a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and Anne Arundel County CASA Inc., an organization that supports abused and neglected children.

She was a University of Maryland sports fan and active Terrapin Club member, and also enjoyed collecting teddy bears.

She was a communicant of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1110 St. Stephen's Road, Crownsville, where a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today.

Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Peter W. Coakley, a sales engineer; a son, Brett E. Coakley of Kennedysville; a daughter, Laura E. Woerner of Herndon, Va.; her mother, Marjorie D. M. Schweickhardt of Annapolis; and a grandson.

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