OBITUARY

John Joseph Coffey II

August 29, 1962April 21, 2021
Obituary of John Joseph Coffey II
Born in Herkimer, NY, on August 29, 1962, Dr. John Joseph Coffey II died surrounded by loved ones at his home in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. A talented and highly regarded chemist, John received his bachelor’s in Chemistry from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in Analytical Environmental Chemistry from the New Mexico State University. Following his academic training, John spent nearly 30 years at the engineering company CH2MHill, now Jacobs Engineering Group. Considered a skillful and brilliant professional in his highly specialized field, John was regarded as a dear colleague and mentor. His expertise and career provided him the opportunity to work Asia, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. A committed outdoorsman, John’s hobbies and pursuits were always grounded in being surrounded by nature. An avid hiker and certified divemaster, John’s love for the beauty of the natural world was unparalleled. John was also part of several K-9 Search and Rescue groups. He is survived by his beloved wife Rene Coffey, stepdaughter Amber Carrier and her husband Kevin Orchison, Cousin Kathy Hartigan, and her children Alissa and Sean Hartigan. He was preceded in death by his mother, Veronica Coffey, and his father, John Joseph Coffey Sr. In accordance with John's wishes, his ashes will be scattered off the Florida coast. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Heart Association, National Parks Conservation Association, or the Coral Restoration Foundation.

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In accordance with John's wishes, his ashes will be scattered off the Florida coast