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LINEBERGER PATRICIA HUNKIN COAKLEY
PATRICIA HUNKIN COAKLEY LINEBERGER
Patricia Hunkin Coakley Lineberger of Gates Mills, 82, died Saturday, September 25, 2010, of complications of diabetes and Parkinson's disease. She is survived by her three children; Patricia C. Oppmann of Gates Mills, Ohio, Joseph C. Coakley, Jr. of Seattle, WA and Matthew Sean Coakley of Bedford, New York, (her youngest daughter Lisa F. Coakley died in 2007), and two step sons, Walter F. Lineberger III of Bluffton, South Carolina and Peter Lineberger of Spokane, WA. She had 10 grandchildren.
She was married to Joseph C. Coakley for 37 years. Mr. Coakley was Chairman of Union Commerce Bank and a lawyer who had practiced at Squire, Sanders and Dempsey. He died in 1985.
She later married Walter F. Lineberger, Jr. who was Chairman Emeritus of Key Bank. He died in 1995.
Mrs. Lineberger was born into a prominent family who contributed to the building of the city of Cleveland. Her grandfather started a construction company in the 1870's that became one of the nations largest. They were involved in the reconstruction of San Francisco after the earthquake. They built the Detroit-Superior Bridge, Pennsylvania Turnpike, Grand Coulee Dam, Arlington Memorial Bridge, Cleveland's Municipal stadium and many other landmarks. As a child, her father took her on many adventures to visit famous building sites across the United States. He was especially fond of telling the story of how she walked across the catwalk high above the Grand Coulee Dam as a seven year old. Her father often said, “she was a fearless child.”
Mrs. Lineberger was a past trustee of Planned Parenthood, Goodrich-Garnett, the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Laurel School. She was an honorary trustee of the Cleveland Institute of Art. She was appointed in 1981 by Governor Gilligan to Chair the public art acquisitions of State office buildings. She graduated from Laurel School, Briar Cliff College and was a graduate of the Leonard Parsons School of Arts in London. She was an accomplished painter and had several one-woman shows.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that any donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or www.Diabetes.org.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at 4:30p.m. at St. Christopher's-by-the-River in Gates Mills, Ohio.
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