Theodore S. Coberly

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Passed away at home in Monroe, Ohio on March 26, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Margaret K. (Koon) Coberly of Monroe; two sons, Camden A. (Judy) Coberly II of Ft. Worth, TX and Theodore R. (Jan) Coberly of Spotsylvania, VA; a daughter Kathleen C. (Scott) Stewart of Batavia, OH; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Margaret Anne Coberly. His distinguished Air Force career began in August 1942 and included service as a fighter pilot, test pilot, F-105 Program Management Director, command at squadron and wing level, two assignments to the Air Staff and one to the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, he held executive positions in industry until, at age 59, he entered law school. He was elected to the Law Review and received his J.D. in 1982. He was admitted to the California Bar and opened a law office in Long Beach, CA where he practiced until his final retirement and relocation to Ohio. He will be interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on July 18.

Published in The Washington Post on July 15, 2011
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