Edmund Coe, born March 6, 1959, passed away on November 26, 2021, in his home.
Edmund’s life was filled with many wonderful accomplishments. He graduated from Belmont High School in 1977, where he loved starring in the Senior Play “You Can’t Take It With You.” He went to Tufts University, graduating 1981, and then joined the Peace Corps right afterwards, teaching math and science in Botswana, Africa, from 1981-1983. Upon coming back to the United States, Edmund went to Carnegie Mellon Graduate School and received his Master of Public Policy in 1986. Everywhere he went, he developed many loyal, devoted, and lifelong friendships that were filled with lots of fun, good food, and laughter. After that, Edmund spent the next 35 years working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was incredibly proud of his work for the EPA, and he understood the importance of addressing environmental issues long before the term “global warming” was being used. He was an idealist who wanted to address the world’s problems and make it a better place.
Edmund was a great dancer, spinning his partner while also sharing in laughter and a close camaraderie. He loved his cars, especially his Porsche, and he was a devoted stick shift driver. He was a connoisseur of music, and he resisted changing to digital because he felt that vinyl albums sounded better. Edmund loved photography, traveling, and scuba diving; and he captured the beauty of all of the places he went.
Edmund was loved by so many friends and family he left behind: his mother, Mary Coe Ryan; his sisters and his brothers-in-law, Eleanor & Rick Sinnott, Edna & Butch Bercaw, Leigh & John Pelletier; his niece and nephews, Jen, Joseph & Luke Bercaw and Chris, Alex & Michael Pelletier; and his most devoted and closest of friends, Ellen Thompson, Andrea Savoye, Steven Gibson, Stephanie Funk, Tom Land, Christine Dibble, Chris Necker, Lynette Simon, and Arthur Halmon.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Project AWARE Foundation (https://www.padi.com/aware) and Coral Reef Alliance (https://coral.org/en/donate/), both working on underwater conservation efforts, would be appreciated.
A celebration of Edmund’s life will be held in the spring.
Edmund Coe Obituary
Here is Edmund Coe’s obituary. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Edmund Coe (Gaithersburg, Maryland), who passed away on November 26, 2021, at the age of 62, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.
He was loved and cherished by many people including : his mother Mary Coe Ryan; his sisters, Eleanor (Rick Sinnott), Edna (Butch Bercaw) and Leigh (John Pelletier); his nieces and nephews, Jen, Joseph, Luke Bercaw, Chris, Alex and Michael Pelletier; and his friends, Ellen Thompson, Andrea Savoye, Steven Gibson, Stephanie Funk, Tom Land, Christine Dibble, Chris Necker, Lynette Simon and Arthur Halmon.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Project AWARE Foundation (https://www.padi.com) and Coral Reef Alliance (https://coral.org), both working on underwater conservation efforts, would be appreciated.
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