GORHAM, Maine — William Kenneth “Ken” Coburn, 84, passed away at his home in Gorham, Maine on March 6, 2018. The son of Robert E. and Mary (Clark) Coburn, he was born in Lexington, Kentucky on October 4, 1933. He served his country as a parachutist in the United States Army. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Defiance College and a Master’s in Education from Indiana University. He worked all his life in the field of education as a High School Principal in Van Buren, OH, and then as Superintendent of Schools in both Van Buren, OH and then Northmor, OH. He married Sally Jo Link in 1957. Ken was loved by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sally Jo Coburn of Gorham, ME; his daughter, Cynthia L. Coburn of Gorham, ME; his son, Scott L. Coburn and wife Amy of Twin Lakes, MI; his two grandchildren, Matthew S. and Mackenzie A. Coburn, and their mother, Sandra Jo Coburn of Gorham, ME; his sister, Ruth Price Maxton of Dayton OH; and his brother, Robert C. Coburn and wife Betty of New Carlisle OH, along with several nieces and nephews in OH and VA.
Military graveside services will be held at Weaver Cemetery, Bloomfield Twp, Bairdstown, Wood County, OH on May 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of Dolby, Blais & Segee Funeral Chapel, Windham Maine.
Please visit www.dolbyblaissegee.com to view Ken’s tribute page and to sign his online guestbook.
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