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John F. Coughlin 1938 - 2014
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September 11, 2014
Dear Jill and family,
I am very sad to learn today of Dr. Coughlin's passing. My husband, Phil (Dr. Philip Burgess - Bird Rock Dental) read about John in the SD County Dental Society Sept. FACETS.
I worked for John in 1973. He was a wonderful man. I still remember that year fondly. He was a kind employer. After tasting the coffee I made for him that first day of my employment he graciously told me I did not need to make it ever again! (It was my first time making coffee.)
Jill, you and John came to Phil and my wedding at Del Mar Episcopal Church in July 1974. I still have a photo of you two from that day.
We smile whenever we think of him and will continue to hold him in our hearts.
Warm regards,
Sally Irwin Burgess
May 03, 2014
The Radish Queen has lost her king. Loved and much loved, John was so great to know. Beautiful Garden, beautiful home and beautiful life. The gold standard for living. Don and Laura Starr
May 02, 2014
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
May 01, 2014
Dear Jill and Family:
Sending you my heartfelt condolences. Ever since John retired and even before that whenever I saw him he was on his way to do something good for the community or else on his way back. He built the benches in our parks, he helped out at the Fairgrounds, and there was always a cheery wave, a smile and maybe a joke as he drove by on a tractor. Whenever there was work to be done or something to be built he pitched in and did it. What a wonderfully kind, humorous and modest man he was. They must need a good dentist in Heaven who also knows how to build excellent benches.
April 29, 2014
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Just remembering the USC days and how wonderful you and John met and had 50 years together. Love Laurie Hoagland
April 29, 2014
John was a wonderfully kind neighbor to my mother for many years. We were very sorry to hear the sad news.
April 29, 2014
John was our family dentist for many years and became our respected and appreciated friend. We have missed him since his retirement and his family has our condolences and prayers. He was a special person and was always there for us.
April 29, 2014
My Mom, Dad, Brother and I all were patients of Dr. Coughlin. Our thoughts & prayers are will the family.
- The Johnson's
April 28, 2014
Jill and family,

So sorry to hear about Dr. Coughlin. He was my dentist from 1983 when I was five years old until he retired when I was in college. He was a very special person. My mother Betty Lippert and I remember him fondly. My grandmother, Esther Lippert, who died at 100 used to babysit your children and just adored him. We are so sorry for your loss.
April 28, 2014
Jill and Family - So sorry to hear about John's passing - he was always our favorite dentist and a really great guy. I know you and the kids will miss him, I know how that first hand. Memories will help to help keep your thoughts about him part of your lives forever. Marion Dodson & Family
April 28, 2014
Dear Jill & Family - we are so very sorry to hear about John. We are sending our thoughts, love and prayers your way. Please know that you can always reach out to us in the event you need anything.
Mark & Shelley Rathsam
April 27, 2014
To the Family: I was a patient for years and years until Dr. Coughlin's retirement and continue on with the office to this day. Dr. Coughlin and i shared many discussions with reference to others who were from Scripps and UCSD. I am so sorry at his young age that he has left us - he was dearly loved I know by all of his patients (myself included).
Marie Mathers, Encinitas, CA 92024
April 26, 2014
Sending heartfelt thoughts and love to you all as you live through these days ahead. So very sorry to hear the news, Take good care of each other.
April 26, 2014
We are so sorry to hear of Dr. Coughlin's death. We so admired him. He was our dentist for over 25 years and he always showed a personal interest in our lives. He will be missed. Gene and Judith Ernst
April 26, 2014
Dear Jill,
I am so very sorry to hear of your husband's death and send my deepest sympathy and condolences.
Wendy Craig
Teacher, Encinitas Union School District
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