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Robert W. "Robin" Coffman

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Robert "Robin" W. Coffman

COSHOCTON: Robert "Robin" W. Coffman, 74 of Coshocton, passed away a Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday December 19, 2013. Robin was born in Coshocton to the late William E. and Grace V. (Meinhart) Coffman on May 14, 1939.

He graduated from Coshocton High School 1957, Ohio Wesleyan University (BA Psychology) in 1961 SAE Fraternity President, Paris Sorbonne Summer 1960, The Ohio State University Law School (JD) in 1964.

Robin had worked at Gibson Auch and Beckett Law Firm-in Columbus from 1963-1965, The Novelty Advertising Company-Treasurer 1965-1972, President 1972-2004, Chairman 2004-2013 and was the owner of The Good News Bookstore 1976 to present.

Robin was very active in the Coshocton Community, Chairman of Meals on Wheels, President of Salvation Army board, Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, Coshoctonian Committee Chair, Organized "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans" Parade-1984, Acts of Kindness Childrens Program-Founder, Computer Programming Teacher, Coshocton Show Choir Competition Tabulator, Coshocton Foundation-President, Coshocton City Schools Foundation, Public Defender's Board, Pomerene Center for the Arts Board, Instrumental in WOSU-E Radio Station in Coshocton, OSU Newark Board-President, Triple Lock Crew-Founding Member, Coshocton Big Band-Founding Member, Coshocton Community Band, 2 Time Commencement Speaker-CHS, Rotary Member, Triple Lock Theater-Board/Director/Musical Director-Oliver, Fiddler On the Roof, Baby, Little Shop of Horrors, Brigadoon, Dracula The Musical, My Fair Lady, Wizard of Oz, Camelot.

He was also a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Choir Director 25 years, Men's Ministries, Full Gospel Businessmen's Association-Co-Founder/President, East Ohio Lay-Delegate Annual Conference, Organizer of the Festival of the Religion and the Arts, Staff Parish Relations Board.

Robin loved music, played Saxophone, enjoyed collecting British cars, Technology, Computers, being involved in current events, Science, Fishing, Movies, Reading, Travel and Photography.

He is survived by his daughter, Alicia (Greg) Overmyer of Upper Arlington; two sons, Thad (Shantelle) Coffman and Greg (Jenny) Coffman both of Coshocton; grandchildren, Kelsey, Allee, Kara, Anna, Grant Overmyer, Corbin, Carter, Cayden Coffman and Elle, Carson, Greyson Coffman; a sister, Annella Preble of West Hartford, CT; a niece, Katherine (Barb Rebold) Young of Tampa, FL; nephew, Lincoln Young Simsbury, CT; great nephew, Linc Young of Simsbury, CT.

Friends may call at The Miller Funeral Home, 639 Main St., Coshocton, on Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Funeral services for Robin will be at Grace United Methodist Church on Monday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Craig Redecker officiating. Interment will follow in Valley View Cemetery, Warsaw.

In lieu of flowers, his family request memorial contributions be made to Coshocton Community Band and/or Triple Locks Theatre, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. An online memorial is located at


Published in the Coshocton Tribune on Dec. 21, 2013
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