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Obituary for Theodore Coggswell

Theodore Coggswell born October 16, 1934 in Bridgeport, CT passed November 16, 2017 in Plainfield NJ of natural causes.

Parents Mary Francis Coggswell and Theodore W Coggswell. Theodore was an identical twin to surviving brother, Truman Coggswell, who resides in Hannibal, Mo. Theodore, a direct descendant of the Historical Schaghticoke Indian tribe, of Kent, CT. Theodore was first Sagamore(sub-chief) his father and grandfather were both High Sachems (chief) of said tribe. Theodore was named “ Wannupee”. Theodore is also survived by two sisters, Beverly Simmons and Jean Marie Brown, both of the Narragansett Indian tribe located in RI, daughter, Virginia Ponce, and 3 grandsons and great grandchildren.

Surviving also are his two nieces, Donna Rymer of NJ and Robin Coggswell of GA . Theodore was a designing engineer and received a United States patent for design of childproof blister packaging. Theodore also served honorably during the Korean War as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper and a member of special forces. Business ventures included an industrial advertising agency in which he co-owned with his twin brother Truman by the name of Coggswell and Coggswell industrial advertising agency of Newark NJ.


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Wednesday

22

Nov

2:00 PM
Brown's Funeral Home

122 Plainfield Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060

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