Kevin Barry Coughlin, Sr.

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Kevin B. Coughlin Sr, passed October 21, 2020 at Louis A. Stokes Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

He was the father of Kevin B. (Deanna Allen Coughlin) Coughlin, Jr., Brendan M. Coughlin, Kristane M. (Scott) Murray and R. Emmett Coughlin; grandfather of Melia, Imeriel, Jeremiah and Aidan Coughlin; son of the late James P., Sr and Mary C. (nee Campbell) Coughlin; brother of the late James P. Coughlin, Jr and wife Geraldine (Hennesy), Patrick R. Coughlin (survived by wife Carol Kilfoyle), Dennis M. Coughlin, Sr. (survived by wife Virginia Gregg), former wife Bridget (nee Brickel), and a nephew; also survived by his sister Joyce M. Flynn and 13 nephews and nieces.

Kevin was a 1960 graduate of St. Edward High School and 1964 graduate of John Carroll University. He served his country as a Lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve from 1965-1969.

To keep people safe, Kevin requested no services at this time and will be inurned at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. Contributions may be made in his name to St. Edward High School, 13500 Detroit Rd. Lakewood, OH 44107.

A Memorial Mass memorial mass will be rescheduled for a later later date.


14 Tributes to Kevin Barry Coughlin, Sr.

  1. Fisherman John says:

    Gonna miss your jokes my friend! God speed.

    • eileen corrigan/Mooney says:

      Dear Coughlin families,
      Buster and I are so sorry for your troubles. Kevin was always so much fun and what a voice! Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
      Safe home Kevin Coughlin, slán abhaile mo chara.
      -eileen corrigan

  2. Patrick Carroll says:

    Kevin was instrumental in my recovery over that past two years. Kevin’s kind words and encouragement led me to an organization called “The Turn” in North Olmsted that is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the physically challenged….through Golf.

  3. Gary p. Novak says:

    Kevin was a friend of mine for 64 years. I am so saddened by his death. If yo u knew Kevin you knew a funny, kind, gentle man with a great wit. The last time my wife Judy and I met with him we had a great evening. Spending time with Kevin was always fun. I will miss Kevin for a long time, his wit, his love, his kindness to others. I will pray for Kevin and his family. Safe home Kevin.

  4. Deanna L COUGHLIN says:

    When I married Kevin Jr., I had no way of knowing what a joy it would be to get Kevin Sr. too! As granddad and father, my children and I were blessed! He spoiled his grandbabies, upgraded my kitchen, and taught me about my own dad ( He is easy to talk to. Just ask him about himself and he’ll talk for hours). Kevin Sr. I will always be better for knowing you. Thank you for being so sweet to this girl who just couldnt live life without the Kevin’s Coughlin.

  5. Teresa Reilly Kowalski says:

    So very sorry to hear of Kevin Passing. He was a rock to the Reilly’s on Stillman Road. He was also fun entertaining and insightful. He graciously accepted the duty of singing at my wedding and took on Ave Maria without a question. His stories of the “Powers Players” were hilarious. The world just got a bit dimmer. Coughlin Kids, your are in my thoughts.

  6. Loretta Gambino Januska says:

    I will miss you, dear friend. I will always remember you jumping over our backyard fence then standing in front of our house singing Irish songs till we came out to play. The grade school years were fun and left me lots of good memories. We reconnected when you came to my moms funeral and then to my sisters funeral. We were all so happy to see you. Facebook was fun. I’ll miss our friendship. Rest In Peace Kevin. Your beautiful family will miss you and so will I.

  7. Thomas Lahman III says:

    Kevin was a good friend. I will miss his jokes and carry them on with me. I am very sorry your family has to deal with this. God bless

  8. Bridie Reilly Paoloni says:

    Dear Coughlin Family. So very sorry to hear of your Dad passing. So many fun wonderful memories of you all while you lived on Stillman Road Lots of singing and many cookouts
    Your dad was there for our family during some hard times and he Never judged.
    God speed Kevin

  9. Debra Manning says:

    My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. Your FIU family pray that you and your family find strength and comfort in this time of grievance. We will always be by your side if needed.

    Blessing Always!!
    Debra Manning

  10. Nora Prunty says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Kevin. My mother and I lived above Kevin and Joyce on Webb Rd. He had so many good stories. We would sit out on the porch together and laugh. I have many happy memories of him!

  11. Matt says:

    Sorry to be so late but, computers and I are not always compatible. Besides, living in PA now adds problems.
    I won’t be able to make the trip back for the services but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    It’s been too long since Bob and I made the trip out to see him at the hospital but the memory will stay with me always.
    Love to the family.

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