March 28, 2020
Ethel H. Coulter, 81, formerly Ethel M. Hart, passed away on March 28, 2020 in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Poughkeepsie NY to Henry and Marion Hart, she later lived in Ben Avon PA, Wexford PA and Allison Park PA before retiring with her husband Stanley M. Coulter to Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County MD. Following Stanley’s death in 2007 after nearly 50 years of marriage, Ethel moved to Monroeville, Pennsylvania.Ethel is survived by her children, Kinley Coulter (Rebecca), Mark Coulter (Barbara) and Susan Mikesell (Matthew), along with 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, with more on the way. She is also survived by all three of her siblings, Robert Hart (Rena), Don Hart (Carol) and Beverly Olivet (Robert), and numerous nieces, nephews and their families, as well as her Aunt, Janet Acker (George) and their family. Ethel grew up on her parent’s farm, the Hart Apple Orchard in Poughkeepsie NY. A graduate of the State University College of Education at Albany, (B.A. Latin/English; magna cum laude), Ethel taught English and Latin in the Quaker Valley, Hampton and Fox Chapel school districts in Allegheny County before and after her years as a stay-at-home mother. She was a member of the Memorial Park United Presbyterian Church in Allison Park PA for decades, and adopted the Church of the Brethren as her church home with her husband after they moved to the lakefront at Deep Creek Lake. She was known for her passionate teaching of the bible and the Bethel Study, her frequent and unique laugh, and her commitment to service of others. After her children were born, Ethel remained at home to raise them in an environment of love, with a sprinkling of chaos, while her husband Stan worked as a mechanical engineer for the Dravo Corporation in Pittsburgh PA and in China. She served the needy at food pantries, fostered children, delivered meals for the home-bound, volunteered at a thrift shop, Christian Crossing, and assisted the elderly with income tax preparation, along with many church-based service projects and youth ministries. Youth group “pool days” swimming at the Coulter’s were frequent events. She not only was willing to help family, friends and strangers at the drop of a hat, but followed through with her insistent delivery of aid when people were reluctant to ask. Ethel made friends everywhere she went, and never hesitated to share her views and opinions with them, as well as anyone else within earshot. In college, she formed a close group of friends loosely called the Lake House Girls (where they together lived at school), and these friends remained close and steady for one another through the next six decades.Ethel developed Alzheimer’s Disease in her later years, and participated in the studies ongoing at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. The family has not scheduled any services in her memory at this time, due to both the wide geographical spread of her contacts and the current coronavirus pandemic limitations. Arrangements entrusted to the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE.
Ethel H. Coulter, 81, formerly Ethel M. Hart, passed away on March 28, 2020 in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Poughkeepsie NY to Henry and Marion Hart, she later lived in Ben Avon PA, Wexford PA and Allison Park PA before retiring... View Obituary & Service Information
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