Saturday, July 25, 2020

Eugene F. Coburn

Wellsville, NY – Eugene F. Coburn, age 82, passed away of a heart attack on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 26, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois.

Eugene graduated from Thornton Township High School in Harvey, IL. He has an Associate’s Degree from Purdue University in Indiana and was a member of the SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers).  He retired from Air Preheater in Wellsville as a Manufacturing Engineer and prior to that at Whiting Corporation in Illinois. He served in the military from 1958 to 1960 and was stationed in Germany, where he met his wife, Gabriele. Prior to moving to Wellsville in 1986, Eugene and his family lived in Glenwood, Illinois.  Eugene and his wife loved to travel and spend time with family and friends.  They also loved to work on projects in the house and in the yard.  

Survivors include his wife of 60 years Gabriele Coburn, two daughters Elizabeth and Cynthia, sister Louise of Florida, sister-in-law Willette of Alabama, and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by both of his parents and his brother Kenneth Coburn.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 4 pm until 6 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Any donations can be made locally to support the Jones Memorial Hospital or the SPCA. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. I always enjoyed knowing Gene. We enjoyed fellowship at SME meetings for years. He and his lovely wife Gabriele were as friendly as family. I regret we were always going to get together, but seldom had the chance. I hope Gaby and her daughters have a good life without Gene.
    With love,
    Bob and Marie Jarrett

  2. Had many of great times with both Gene and "Gabby" over the years at SME functions. He will be missed by many, my deepest condolences to the family.

    Rich Brandon

  3. Rest in peace, my dear, sweet brother! Your death came as a great shock, and really threw me for a loop. I shall miss you so very much, and look forward to seeing you again when it is my turn to go to heaven . Your loving sister, Louise Coburn Stone