Clifford Coburn

Clifford A. Coburn II, 57, of Waynesburg, Pa., passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in his home.
He was born Aug. 8, 1963, in Morgantown, a son of the late Clifford Angus Coburn and Geraldine Fullmer Coleman.

In 1981, Clifford graduated from Morgantown High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology from West Virginia University.

On May 20, 1989, he married Ione Teagarden Coburn, who survives.

Clifford worked as a disability advocate for the Disability Rights Network. He had previously worked at Chestnut Ridge Hospital and in his father’s dental lab in Morgantown.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg, where he had served as an elder. He was a former of the Spruce Street Methodist Church in Morgantown.

As a young man, Clifford was active in DeMolay, serving as master counselor for the State of West Virginia in 1984. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite.

Clifford was a family man who was a caring friend and a good listener.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a sister, Valeria Sappington (Douglas), of Bridgeport; sisters-in-law, Claudia and Wanda Coburn and Nora Corwin (Craig); brother-in-law, Patrick Teagarden (Dot); and nieces and nephews, Kyle Sappington, Theresa Morgan, Jennifer Salandra, Christine Cochran, Kristen Bramer, Daniel and Benten Corwin, Damon Coburn and Matthew and Patrick F. Teagarden.
Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Constance Teagarden; aunts, Rose Lucas and Norma Swinea; his uncle, Ed Goodwin; and a large extended family.

Deceased are two brothers, John and Bill Coburn.

A memorial service will be held in the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg, 169 West College St., Waynesburg, Pa., at 11 a.m., Friday, June 25, with the Rev. William Sukolsky officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 446, Waynesburg, PA 15370 or Shriner’s Hospitals for Children at

Arrangements are being handled by Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High St., Waynesburg.