Coit Taylor Hendley, III, 67, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland passed away in Upper Marlboro on January 29, 2020. Coit was born on April 29, 1952 in Washington, DC to the late Coit Taylor, Jr. and Barbara Louise Davidson Hendley. Coit had lived in Southern Maryland for over 30 years. He earned a master’s degree and subsequently pursued a career as an educator teaching advanced placement chemistry and physics to 10th and 11th grade students at many high schools including Old Mill, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frederick Douglas and most recently, Elizabeth Seaton. Coit’s accomplishments speak to a distinguished career in teaching and exceptional devotion not only to only the profession but to his students. He received the following: United Stated Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching; Seimens Award for Advanced Placement Teaching; The Christa McAuliffe Outstanding Teaching Award; Washington Post Outstanding Teaching Award; Christopher Columbus and United States Chamber of Commerce Award; Prince George’s County Teacher of the Year and the Maryland Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching. Coit is survived by his wife and “best friend” of 33 years, Mary; sons, Coit Taylor IV (Rachel Stein) Hendley of Lanham, Maryland and Kevin Patrick (Sally Yan) Hendley of Baltimore, Maryland; brother, Peter (Laurie Moore) Hendley of Iowa City, Iowa and sisters, Dale (Paul Kelly) Hendley of Hughesville, Maryland and Patricia Moutsos of Vero Beach, Florida.
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