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71, died Friday morning, January 25, 2013, at his home in Oakmont. Born January 7, 1942 in Vandergrift, PA, he was the son of the late Harold D. Coffman, Sr. and Doris Page Coffman. Husband of 47 years to Paulette Behner Coffman; father of Kendal (Dave) Kadylak, of Oakmont, Dr. Stephan (Ruth) Coffman, of Hood River, Oregon, and Mara (Pete) McManus, of Corvallis, Oregon; brother of Lois Knabb, of Apollo; brother in-law of Francis Coffman, of Leechburg; grandfather of Isabella, Olivia, Genevieve Kadylak, Victor, Tsadiku Coffman, and Lincoln McManus. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Coffman, Jr. An Entomologist, Bill was a biology Professor for 43 years at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was the foremost expert on Chironomidae. His work lives-on today as his collection is now housed at the La Selva Biological Station of the Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica. Additionally, Bill was an avid stamp collector, a WWII history enthusiast, as well as truly enjoying classical music, especially Lieder. Friends and relatives will be received during a memorial visitation on Sunday, January, 27, 2013 from 1-5 p.m. at the BURKET- TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the La Selva Biological Station of the Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2013
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