Arthur Dakota “AD” Rhea III, 47, died April 20, 2004, at his Canton, Conn., home surrounded by his family. AD was born April 26, 1956, in Richmond, Va., and spent his early years in Colonial Williamsburg. He attended schools in Baltimore, Md., and graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Vermont in 1978. He worked for 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 lay reader and Eucharistic minister. AD met the challenge of his cancer by participating in two clinical trials dedicated to researching the cause and cure of a rare sarcoma. AD is survived by his wife, Carlene (Coates) Rhea, and their three children, Tyler, Katherine and Anne; two brothers and their families, R. Douglas and Lisa Rhea, and Clifton and Sarah Rhea. The son of Arthur D. Rhea Jr. and Dorothea (Coutu) Rhea, and sonin- law of Carlisle J. and Pauline (Giroux) Coates, he was the brotherin- law of Robert Coates and Russell Fellows, Timothy and Lori Coates, John and Suzette Coates, and Patricia Coates and Michael Carrese, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 24, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Canton. Donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, c/o Dr. George Demetri, sarcoma director, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.

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