Celebrating the life of David Arthur Coffman
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David Arthur Coffman passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2023. David was born on December 5, 1942, in Annapolis, MD. He is survived by his wife, of 50+years, Pamela and his stepson, James Glendinning. His parents, sister and brother are all deceased.
David served in the Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam war. He moved from Annapolis, MD to Florida in 1972. He was a process engineer for Stromberg Carlson and Siemens. He taught in the Siemens apprentice program at Seminole Community College and after Siemens closed, he taught and tutored math in the Adult High School program for the college. He loved teaching math and was a wonderful instructor and mentor to many students. He retired in 2016 but kept in touch with some of his students and did some private tutoring.
Dvid had been suffering with Parkinsons’s and mild dementia since August of 2022. An unexpected visit to the ER the last week of June 2023 revealed that he had a rare and aggressive form of liver cancer. This was totally unexpected and quite a shock. The doctors advised us to bring him home with the Hospice. He passed away peacefully at home.
If you had the good fortune to meet David, then you know that he had quite a sense of humor. He loved good jokes (and had tons of them), the Three Stooges, the Blues Brothers, M.A.S.H, and all the Rocky movies. He was seldom seen without his signature hat – even when it was just hanging on by a thread. He always had a pack of peanut butter crackers in his pocket ready to share and the ever-present diet coke.
David was loving, compassionate, loyal, steady, funny, self-sacrificing, unpretentious, hardworking, great friend, and wonderful husband and father.
There is no formal funeral or ceremony planned, but if you would like to do something in David’s memory, we ask that you donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank or to the local food bank of your choice. That would be a fitting and meaningful tribute to David who was always ready to help anyone who was in need and touched many people during his life.
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