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Edward Lyman Coffey Jr. ’56

Published in Oct. 24, 1990, issue

ED, WINNING his bout with cancer, had resumed his professional duties when he was struck down suddenly by heart failure June 19,1990, at home in Port Washington, L.I. Ed, a threeletter athlete from Westfield (NJ.) High, exercised his considerable athletic talents on Princeton freshmen teams and in dub sports. He was among the five'56ers who captured the clapper from Nassau Hall. A premed student, Ed also found time for Orange Key, the Westminster Fellowship, and a Keyceptership. A member of Cannon, Ed roomed with Ray Mentzer and Jim Gibson. We remember him for balancing intensity and seriousness of purpose with a sense of adventure and playfulness.

Following graduation, Ed attended Columbia Medical School and served with the army in Alaska. Ed trained at Massachusetts General and Children's Hospitals in Boston and at Presbyterian Hospital in N.Y.C. He then embarked upon a distinguished dual career as pathologist at North Shore Univ. Hospital on Long Island and clinical professor of pathology at Cornell Univ. Med. Center.

Ed relished the intimacy of his family life. To his lovely widow, Lina; daughters, Amy and Meg; son, Edward III; granddaughter, Myles: and sister, Sabrina; we offer our condolences for the loss of one who brightened so many lives.

The Class of 1956

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