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Chester Coffin

d. January 7, 2012

Chester C. Coffin

Of Milford, died at home Saturday, January 7, 2012. He was 101.

He was born on August 22, 1910 in Milford, son of the late Wm. Potter and Lulu Messick Coffin.

He was the last surviving member of the Milford High School class of 1928 and had the distinction of the longest membership in the Avenue United Methodist Church of any current member, having joined the Church in 1921.

Mr. Coffin worked mainly in the fields of insurance and accounting and retired from the Marvel Agency of Milford in 1975. During World War II he was an electric welder at Dravo Shipbuilding in Wilmington where ships were built for the U.S. Navy.

He was an active 60 year member of the Masonic organizations and presided in many of the bodies.

His wife, the former Florence Bullock, died January 9, 1994, one day before their 63rd wedding anniversary. He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren; Joel Felty and Laurel "Micky" Hughes.

He is survived by five daughters and two sons-in-law; June Rankin of Camden-Wyoming; Margarette "Peggy" Jones, Carolyn Reed, Elaine Willey and Joshua Willey, Jr. and Beverly Stokes and William Stokes, Jr., all of Milford; a sister, Helen Skipper of Ridley Park, PA; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave, Milford, where friends may call two hours prior.

Burial will be held privately.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions to the Milford Public Library, 11 SE Front St, Milford, DE, 19963.


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