Dr. Kaohlin Miner Coffman
Dr. Kaohlin Miner Coffman, “Curly,” 93, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at his home. Surviving is his wife, Mae L. (Russell) Coffman with whom he celebrated 69 years of marriage on July 20th.
Born March 27, 1923, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Edgar H. and Rhoda I. (Miner) Coffman.
Dr. Coffman was a graduate of Waynesboro High School where he played basketball, football, baseball and ran track. He received a pre-medical degree from Western Maryland College, where he also played football, and received a medical degree from the University of Maryland. He worked as a physician at his own private practice for 20 years in Montoursville and was the Montoursville Area School District Physician during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Also, he was the first physician in Montoursville to give the Sabin vaccine for Polio. He served as an emergency room physician at Divine Providence Hospital and Williamsport Regional Medical Center for 15 years before retiring in 1987 after 35 years.
Prior to medical school Dr. Coffman served in the 100th Division of the United States Army 398th Infantry during World War II, attended the Citadel and was discharged as a Second Lieutenant and received a Bronze Star during his service. He served in the Army Reserves following his discharge.
Dr. Coffman was a member of the Lycoming County Medical Society. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and gardening. Most of all he loved and cherished his family.
Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, Douglas K. Coffman (Kathy), of Athens, Christine C. Gardner (Jay), Brian R. Coffman, Spencer M. Coffman (Candy), and Andrew E. Coffman (Carol), all of Montoursville; 12 grandchildren, Amy, Matthew, Jennifer, David, Emily, Ryan, Katie, Clinton, Olivia, Colt, Jake and Megan; 13 great-grandchildren; a nephew, Tony Klay (Karen); and a niece, Carol Klay.
The funeral service will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Kaohlin M. Coffman’s name to Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Ste. 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.