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Steven E. Coffin, who learned to play the tuba at Mount Desert High School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, went on to be part of the Bowdoin College Marching Band and a devoted brother in Delta Kappa Epsilon, passed away on Dec. 25, 2022. Steve was delighted to attend his 55th college reunion in 2017. He loved his years at Bowdoin and maintained friendships with many of his fraternity brothers until his stroke in November 2021.


At Ellsworth High School, Steve taught English for 31 years and coached cross-country for over 20 years, winning six state championships for both boys and girls. Steve dedicated his time over the years to many local organizations, including Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Hancock Historical Society, Hancock Town Planning Board and the Mount Desert Island Hospital Board.