Obituaries

Dr. Deborah Conklin Coggiola

September 19, 1954 - October 16, 2012

Age 58, of Jordan Rd., Silver Springs, died October 16, 2012 at her home following a lengthy illness.

She was born September 19, 1954 in Warsaw, NY daughter of Eugene and Dawn Bliss Conklin of Castile. Deborah was a graduate of Letchworth Central School Class of 1972. She received her bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1976 and then completed her master’s degree and doctorate in Education and Deaf Studies also at the University of Rochester. She was the author of multiple publications in her field. She was employed for several years as a research associate with the SUNY Research Foundation. In 1985, Deborah became a stay at home mom and teacher. She was a member of the former St. Michael’s School Board of Education in Warsaw and also served as principal of the school and Development Director for St. Michael’s Parish and School. She also served as Director of Religious Education at St. Mary’s Parish in Silver Springs. She also attended Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora where she studied Lay Administration.

Deborah was active in 4-H for many years in the Horsing program and was a certified instructor in the Sportsfishing & Aquatic Education Program and her Parade Group had the honor of taking first place at the New York State Fair. She was also involved in Literacy West and Wyoming Works; was active in the Loving Education At Home organization, Envirothon and the Norwegian Fjord Association at both the state and national level.

Deborah was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister.

Surviving along with her parents are her husband of 34 years, Peter Coggiola whom she married May 20, 1978; her children, James (Robin) Coggiola of Castile, Thomas (Amanda) Coggiola of Jordan, NY, Kelsey (Jared) Boyd of Byron; her grandchildren, Madison, Dominic, Dylan, Devin and Benjamin; her siblings, Daniel (Lisa) Conklin of Castile, Veronica “Vonnie” (Jeff) Smith of Bliss, Lionel (Darshane) Conklin of Castile; her father-in-law, Louis Coggiola of Lakewood; her sister-in-law, Celeste (James) Straka of Dallas, GA; her brother-in-law, John (Jill) Coggiola of Liverpool and a multitude of nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Victoria Ferrara.

Friends may call Thursday 1 – 4 & 6 – 9 at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw. A service will be held Friday at 11 AM at the Castile United Church of Christ (cor. Washington & N. Main Sts.). Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Warsaw. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dankawalie Elementary School Rebuilding Project, c/o Global Outreach Mission, Inc., 1670 Hopkins Rd., Getzville, NY 14068.

Important Dates

October 18, 2012 : Calling hours for Dr. Deborah Conklin Coggiola - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

October 18, 2012 : Calling hours for Dr. Deborah Conklin Coggiola - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

October 19, 2012 : Funeral service for Dr. Deborah Conklin Coggiola at the Castile United Church of Christ - 11:00 AM - At the Castile United Church of Christ at the corner of Washington & N. Main Sts., Castile

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Oct 24.12 from Paul and Joyce Runfola:
Dear Peter and children...we were so sorry to hear of Deb's illness and passing. We remember when Deb committed herself to leading St. Michael's School, how enthused she was. She was sitting in her office...that would be the former "cloakroom"...looking forward to working with the faculty and children. She was quite a woman, and she will be missed. You are all in our prayers.

Oct 24.12 from Tami Willis:
My deepest sympathies to the entire Coggiola family. Deb was one of the kindest people I knew. She will be greatly missed by all.

Oct 22.12 from Carol J. Browne:
May your soul rest in peace with the angels.

Oct 22.12 from timothy ruffin:
She was a wonderful person that I can say that I had the pleasure of meeting.

Oct 20.12 from Martha Zuber:
James, Thomas, Kelsey, and Mr. Coggiola,

My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. I have very good memories of coming to Drill Team on the week nights, racing around on our horses, and the trail rides out back. Deb was a great parade coach and is an amazing woman. I am so sorry for your loss.

Oct 20.12 from Gina Holliday:
Peter, James, Thomas & Kelsey,

I'm so sorry to learn about Deb's passing and the grief you are feeling at this time. I was just thinking about her two weeks ago when I was taking care of some herbs I had. I recalled how, many years ago, she once told me how to preserve them. I pray for your family and hope that in time, the sadness you feel right now will be replaced with loving thoughts and memories of the precious time you had with her.

Oct 19.12 from Randy & Angie Keaton:
Our deepest sympathies to your families,So sorry to read about Deb's passing,Veronica & Jeff praying that God wraps his loving arms around you during this time,If there is anything we can do,please call..In our thoughts & prayers....

Oct 19.12 from maryjane kobylanski:
pete i'm sorry to hear of deb's passing your in my thoughts and prayers

Oct 18.12 from Ginny Hurley:
Peter and family, I am so very sorry to learn of this news. Please know you are In my family's thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you.

Oct 18.12 from JoAnne Burdick:
She will be sorely missed. She fought the good fight. You are all in my prayers. God bless.

Oct 18.12 from Alex & Sam:
Our deepest sympathies to the family for your lose. You are in our prayer as you go through this difficult time. May the word of Christ that He leaves us the comforter, be even more true to you in this time of grief.

Oct 18.12 from The Englert Family:
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Oct 18.12 from Evelyn Poole:
Heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr. Deborah Conklin Coggiola on behalf of the North Bronx Career Counseling & Outreach Center. You are in our prayers. Dr. Deborah Conklin Coggiola will be missed, but not forgotten.

Oct 18.12 from Roxanne Bliss:
Aunt Dawn, Uncle Gene, Danny, Vonnie and Lionel. My thoughts and prayers are with today and always. May your hearts find peace.
Love to you all, Roxie

Oct 18.12 from Roxanne Bliss:
My thoughts and prayers are with you Peter, james, Thomas, and Kelsey.As a older cousin some of my fondest memmories were as kids. Her Vicki and I use to sit in her room for hours singing songs, playing games and dressing dolls.Every family holiday Debbie would play with all of us younger cousins outside, sometimes she was mother may I, other times she was the scary monster that chased us aorund. She always watched over us.
When I think of my wonderful cousin, I will always hear her contagious laugh and beautiful smile. I'm sending my love and condolences from Seattle, WA. May you find peace. Roxanne

Oct 18.12 from Karen Wike:
I had the pleasure of working with Deborah. She was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Oct 18.12 from Sam Casanzio:
As Deborah’s co-manager at the Perry ATTAIN Computer Lab, I can tell you that she had a passion for helping her community neighbors on a daily basis. Her enthusiasm and love of people was clearly evident in every aspect of the job, from working with individuals to planning events to reach out to various community organizations. To Deb, her role with ATTAIN was an opportunity for her to give back to her community; a way to utilize her education in combination with her beliefs and values. To this end, she greatly succeeded. We developed a solid partnership that became the basis for helping many individuals achieve success.
On a personal note, I know she had a great love for friends and family, and would go above and beyond to help someone in need. She was a kind and loving person, and I am going to miss not being able to have her as my lab partner. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Oct 18.12 from Karen Bunn:
My best condolences to the family. God Bless

Oct 18.12 from Roberto Perez, SUNY BEOC ATTAIN:
Our deepest thoughts and warmth to Dr. Deborah Conklin Coggiola's entire family and we hope they will be blessed with the greatest healing power and love.

Oct 18.12 from Jamie Burton:
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I miss you Pete and Robin.

Oct 18.12 from Howard Patton:
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends. Deb had a warm and caring personality and a sincere care for her craft. Its not 1954 or 2012, but its the dash in between those years. Deb left an amazing legacy and she used her dash to the best of her ability.

Oct 18.12 from Carol Posluszny McPeek:
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I so loved working with Deb at the state-wide ATTAIN meetings we had. I'll miss her wisdom and friendliness.

Oct 18.12 from Dan Widensky:
So sorry to hear about the tragic news, all my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Oct 18.12 from Brenda Jones:
I was sad as I heard of the passing of Deb. My first thought went upon hearing this sad news, was the meeting in my office when I first met her. What was to be a short meeting turned into a couple of hours as we shared all sorts of ideas to educate residents of this county to help them become productive individuals. I had made a friend that day and was honored to have her as a colleague. My thoughts and prayers are with you Pete and her entire family.

Oct 18.12 from Jamie Lee:
Deb had the most beautiful soul and I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with such a wonderful person. She provided me with guidance, love, support and constructive critisim when I needed it. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. Love and miss you Deb!

Oct 18.12 from Willie Vice:
I will always rember Deborah for her kindness and her spirit to help others. The time I spent with her sharing information and creating strategies on how we can better serve the less fortunate. The spirit of Christ was always with her in every aspect of her life.. I will miss her words of wisdom and compassion to help others..The ATTAIN project will miss her too.

Oct 18.12 from SAM Kargbo:
Deborah was a kind and caring individual, and demonstrated exemplary professionalism in her capacity as ATTAIN Lab Coordinator, at Perry, New York. She was competent and hard working. Her students loved her becasue she was accessible to them and treated each one with tender loving care. We loved her for who she was, "a person that sincerely cares for everyone she comes to know regardless of their background, race, gender or creed.". I will definitely miss her. May her soul rest in perfect peace. SAM Kargbo, PhD.

Oct 18.12 from peter j smith:
Tom,
So sorry to hear of your loss ,I'll be thinking of you, God Bless. Pete Smith

Oct 18.12 from Colleen Paradis:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Deb's family. While I only knew her through our working relationship, her love for and dedication in the ATTAIN lab has touched many lives.

Oct 18.12 from Linda and Marvin Doud:
Our thoughts and prayers are with Deb's family. I grew up knowing Deb when she came to visit her grandparents in Pochuck, as a kid. We both graduated from high school with her. Deb was always such a great influence on everyone she touched, and accomplished ALOT in her short life. A note to the family, remember the good times and know how much she loved you!

Thoughts and prayers are being sent your way, from Florida. Sorry, we won't be able to attend the services in person.

Oct 18.12 from Mari Ellen Ryan:
My deepest sympathy to Deborah's family. I had the opportunity to have dinner with Deb in 2010 in NYC at a work conference. We both worked for ATTAIN and I remember thinking what an incredible, self actualized human being she was. She and I talked of the love she had for her family and for the clients she served. She was someone I was proud to have met and share a couple of hours with; her passion a person stays with me and I know her life was truly well lived. Again, my deepest condolences.

Oct 17.12 from Karen (Carlile) Stroud:
Please know that you are in our prayers. Debbie was always a kind, loving person. Our hearts go out to you all.

Oct 17.12 from Jennifer Buchwald:
I send my condolences to the Conklin family, especialy Dan and Lisa.

Oct 17.12 from Lisa Conklin:
you have been and always will be my sister

Oct 17.12 from Sarah G:
I went to school with James at Warsaw High School. I am very sorry to hear of Debbie's passing.

Oct 17.12 from Kevin Porter:
I am a colleague of her son Tom and wish to send my deepest sympathies to Tom and the entire family.

Oct 17.12 from Betty(Granger)Bates:
Condolences to Debbie's family. I went to Letchworth Central School with her for many years.She was in the class behind mine, but we were good friends. She could light up the room with her smile.Prayers to you all.

Oct 17.12 from Bonnie Hope:
May the grace of God and the cherished memories give you strength.

Oct 17.12 from Kathy and Paul Wellbrock:
Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May the grace of God give you strength.

Oct 17.12 from Linda Hollister:
Peter and family, I was very sorry to learn of Deborah's demise. My condolensence to the family. Deborah was a lovely lady whom I had known for many years. I know she will be missed by all. Again I am so very sorry.

Oct 17.12 from cindi and all of EFM staff:
We at EFM are saddend .
We have MANY great memories of Deb.
Hugs to all...