Robert Parker Coffin

August 6, 1917 - June 13, 2019
Lake Forest Place
847.604.6700 |
Saturday 7/27, 4:00 pm

Memorial Service will be held in the Vail Room at Lake Forest Place


Private Interment was held in Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Illinois

Memorial Contributions

A memorial gift to St. Leonard’s Ministries


A memorial gift to the Long Grove Park District


Robert Parker Coffin, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2019. Born August 6, 1917 in Chicago, Il to Irene Borden Parker and Charles Howells Coffin. He shared 74 years of a loving marriage with Elizabeth Magie Coffin.   Preceded in death by his wife and son, Robert Parker Coffin Jr., survived by daughter, Betsy Hofmeister (Dave);Continue Reading

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Bill Lay left a message on July 24, 2019:
The Walt and Letritia Lay family send their condolences to Coffins on Bob's passing. Fond memories of Bob and Betty's passion to preserve Long Grove's legacy, having lived in LG from the early 1960's to 2000's. Great guy and family man, Wonderful architect.
Fred & Nancy Voras left a message on July 17, 2019:
Fred & Nancy Voras send their prayers for comfort to the entire Coffin family. Bob & Betty were such good friends to Fred's parents in the early days of Long Grove and Deer Park. And we had such fun being in the monthly square dance group with them. They were both wonderful, generous people.
Nan Parson left a message on June 26, 2019:
The Chris Parsons send their condolences to the whole Coffin family. It's the end of an era.
Nan Parson left a message on June 26, 2019:
Chris says that he remembers Bob and Betty dancing in Charlie's Place at the Parson house. They were terrific dancers and always enjoyed life. I (Nan) remember that they were in the Community Players. Betty had a rosebud mouth painted on and Bob had pink cheeks and a straw boater hat. They had so much fun! Bob was the last of that gang of community members who were leaders in every way.
The Robert Riley Family left a message on June 20, 2019:
We are so sorry for your loss. Such a gallant man and exceptional family. The Montessori School of Long Grove is honored to be located on Robert Parker Coffin Rd.! Find peace in all of your good memories.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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