Calvin C. Coburn

DEEP RIVER, CONN. — Calvin Cutler Coburn passed on Feb. 14, 2012, at his Deep River, Conn. home.

Mr. Coburn was born in Springfield, Mass., on April 9, 1937, the son of Alice May (Gillis) Coburn and Stuart Finney Coburn. He was a financial advisor and Branch Manager for A.G. Edwards & Sons and later for UBS Financial Services. Mr. Coburn moved to Conn. in 1983, where he built an A.G. Edwards office, first in Essex, Conn., then in Madison, Conn.

Before moving to Conn., Mr. Coburn lived in Holyoke, Mass., where he served his community as Treasurer of the Connecticut River Watershed Council; as a member of the Holyoke Conservation Commission, and as a director of the Therapeutic Equestrian Program Endowment Fund.

Captain Cal, as he was known by his friends and family, was an accomplished boater, waterman and loved saltwater fishing. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed hunting, both in Maine and Canada. He was an adventurer and a world traveler. As a conservationist, Cal developed wildlife sanctuaries on his properties in Maine and in Conn.

Cal is survived by his wife Lynn Coburn; his son Christopher Cutler Coburn and his wife Sandra Coburn of Sebago, Maine; daughter Theresa Alice Coburn of Portland, Maine; and daughter Shari Lynn Coburn and her partner Suzanne M. Vogel of Gray, Maine. Cal has three grandchildren: Stuart Calvin Coburn, Karah Christine Coburn and Christopher Finney Coburn, all of Maine. There are four surviving siblings: sisters Lois Hoch and her husband Bud Hoch of Waldoboro, Maine; Fern Skellings, also of Waldoboro; Joan Bruso and her husband Richard Bruso of Chicopee, Mass., and a brother, Robert Coburn of Daytona Beach, Fla.

Private memorial services in Maine and Conn. will be held in the spring. The Coburn family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Cal’s memory be made to Mystic Seaport, P.O. Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355-0990, or to the Eastern Connecticut Hematology and Oncology (ECHO) Foundation, 330 Washington St., Suite 220, Norwich, CT 06360. Arrangements by Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, Centerbrook, Conn. To share a memory of Cal or leave a condolence for his family please visit

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