Celebration of Life
Obituary of Richard Coffinger
Born February 23, 1933 in Northumberland, NY he was the son of the late Ernest and Eleanor Boyce Coffinger.
Richard was a US Air Force veteran and had been a self-employed dairy farmer in Gansevoort for many years. He was a member of the Washington County Fair Farm Museum since 1989 and he enjoyed going to auctions.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by 3 brothers, Ernest Jr., Thomas, and John Coffinger; 1 sister, Carol Huber; brother-in-law Paul Vaughn; and sister-in-law Barbara Coffinger.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Virginia Booth Coffinger of Gansevoort; his children, Doreen (David) McQuade of Schaghticoke, Brenda (Glenn) Petteys of Hartford, Sherrie (Vincent) Petteys of Wilton, David (Lisa) Coffinger of Gansevoort, and Grace Coffinger of Gansevoort; 2 sisters, Sandra Vaughn of Victory Mills and Janice (Jack) Garrison of W. Virginia; sister-in-law Joanne Coffinger of Clarks Mills; 12 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10am Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville with R. Harry Booth, officiating.
There will be no calling hours.
A celebration of Richard’s life will be held from 11-3pm at Airway Meadows in Gansevoort, following the burial on Monday.
Memorials can be made in his memory to the Cardinal Unit at Vermont Veterans Home, 325 North St., Bennington VT 05201 or to the Alzheimer’s Association.