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Philip Tristram Coffin, Jr.March 31, 1928 ~ September 15, 2017 (age 89)
Age 89, in Nantucket Cottage Hospital, of Upper St. Clair, PA and Nantucket, MA, on Friday, September 15, 2017. Born in Glen Ridge, NJ, Phil (also known as Wink, Papa Winkie and PW) served as an Army staff sergeant in Korea prior to the war, graduated from Rutgers University and had a long career with ALCOA in Pittsburgh. An artist from a young age, Phil took great joy in painting landscapes and seascapes as well as wood carving birds. He enjoyed golfing at St. Clair Country Club, attended Beverly Heights Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon and was a whaling history enthusiast. Phil was the beloved husband of the late Louise Fulton Coffin; devoted father of Tris Coffin of McDonald, PA, John Coffin of Concord, MA, Liz Wostbrock of Marietta, GA and Cathy Lanois of Hamilton, MA; brother of William Sturgis Coffin of Chittenango, NY, Ralph Coffin of Altadena, CA and Patricia LeBrun of Santa Ana, CA; also survived by 15 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends will be welcomed at Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Tributes, 222 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon Thursday afternoon, September 28th from 3:00 until a Memorial Services at 4:00 o’clock in the chapel. If desired, memorials may be made to Friendship Village Employee Appreciation Fund, Pittsburgh or Summer Street Church, Nantucket.