Coffren, Wayne T.
Birth: Friday, May 08, 1953
Death: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the age of 63
Laid to Rest: Friday, November 04, 2016 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Wayne T. Coffren, 63, born May 8, 1953, beloved son to the late Gertrude Mary Murphy and Walter LaVern Coffren Jr., last residing in Charlotte Hall, MD, passed into God's hands on October 30, 2016. His passing comes after a long battle with stage 4 lung cancer that spread to his brain.
Wayne graduated Surrattsville High School in 1971 and received an associate's degree from St. Petersburg Community College. He served as an active duty Navy Hull Maintenance Technician Petty Officer 3rd Class (HT3) aboard the U.S.S. Luce DLG7 from June 1, 1971 through November 26, 1973.
Throughout his years, Wayne was a skilled mechanic, head of maintenance for the Potomac airfield, and a welder. He was one of few divers/welders to assist in the construction of the 7-mile bridge across the Florida keys. He was a collector of sorts and loved to play guitar.
Wayne is the brother of Cathleen McSorley, James Coffren, Kirk Coffren and Mike Coffren, along with the late Paul Coffren and Christopher Coffren. Wayne is survived by ten nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly.
Memorial visitation and service to celebrate Wayne's life will be held at Brinsfield Echols funeral home in Charlotte Hall, MD, on Thursday, November 3, from 5 - 8 p.m. Address for the funeral home is 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD, 20622. Wayne will be laid to rest on Friday, November 4, at 9:30 a.m. at the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery located at 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD, 20623.