It is with deep sadness that the family of Colin A. Couchman of New Providence, NJ announce his passing on May 8, 2020.
Colin is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley, his daughters Claire and Nicola and their spouses Rory and AJ, and his grandchildren Ryan, James, Kate, and Andrew.
Colin was born in Croydon, England in 1940. He attended the Whitgift School in South Croydon. Colin retired as a Vice President of Systems Operations after a long career in the banking industry. He spent many years working for Chemical Bank in London and Bankers Trust (Deutsche Bank) in New York City.
Colin coached several soccer teams in New Providence for his daughters as they were growing up. He remained a fan of English football - Crystal Palace in particular - for all of his life. Colin and his wife enjoyed cruising in their retirement and traveled extensively in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean and Europe. They also enjoyed attending NJ Symphony concerts at NJPAC. He was also a willing babysitter and always up for a card or board game. He was an avid bridge player and became a Gold Life Master in 2017. He played bridge at the Essex Bridge Center in Livingston, NJ.
Colin will always be remembered by anyone that knew him as someone who had strong opinions and strong ideals. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Summit Symphony Orchestra at 100 Morris Ave., Summit NJ 07901 or directly through their web site - http://summitsymphony.org/support-us/donate-today
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