George H. Coblyn Was Veteran of World War II
George H. Coblyn of Lexington and Oak Bluffs died on July 31 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington at the age of 83.
Mr. Coblyn, the husband of Clementine I. Coley Coblyn, was a former employee of the Environmental Protection Agency in Boston. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne, serving in World War II and in the Korean conflict, retiring in 1961 with the rank of major after 21 years of service.
Mr. Coblyn was educated at Northeastern University, receiving a bachelor of liberal arts degree. He was active in the Diversity Task Force, and he enjoyed painting as a hobby. He was commander of the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Civil War Re-Enactors, and was a member of the Episcopalian church.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Coblyn is survived by his sons, George (Chip) Coblyn and his wife, Pamela, of Bethesda, Md., and Michael E. Coblyn and his wife, Rachel, of Amherst; his sisters, Anna Coleman and Edna Little of Mattapan and Janet Ross of Washington, D.C.; his brothers, Gordon Coblyn of California and Irving Coblyn of Arizona; his grandchildren, Christopher, Benjamin and Andrew Coblyn, and many nieces and nephews.
Interment was at the VA National Cemetery in Bourne. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.