John “Jack” Coash of South Daytona, Florida, formerly of Port Orange, Florida, and Hull, died peacefully on Friday, July 22, 2022. He was 84.
Born in Boston on March 6, 1938, he was the son of the late William Henry and Thelma Gertrude (Brown) Coash. Mr. Coash was raised in Weymouth and Hull, attended local schools, and graduated from Hingham High School with the Class of 1955. After high school, Mr. Coash enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and proudly served his country. Following his honorable discharge, Mr. Coash worked as a freight conductor for the railroads in and around Boston. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.
Mr. Coash was the beloved husband of Judith Ann (Contois) Coash, who died in 2004, and the cherished fiancé of Jacqueline Zabielski of South Daytona, Florida. Mr. Coash was the devoted father of Deborah Downey and her husband, Paul, of Virginia, John Coash, Jr. and his wife, Kelly, of South Carolina, Brenda Gamble and her husband, Dana, of Hull, Patricia Hamlin and her husband, Wally, of Maine, Karen Henkel and her husband, Todd, of Michigan, and the late Suzanne Pelletier. Mr. Coash was the loving grandfather of 19 and the great-grandfather of 10. He was also the dear brother of Cheryl Nastri and her husband, Ron, of Taunton, as well as the late Robert and William Coash. Mr. Coash also is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Burial will be private in Hull Village Cemetery.