Columbus, OH --- Former Standardbred trainer John P. Coughlin, 63, died Sept. 16, 2013, at Hackensack Medical Center, Hackensack, N.J.
Family and friends may call at the Doran Funeral Home, 4 E. Bayard St., Seneca Falls, N.Y., on Monday (Sept. 23) from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (Sept. 24) at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Waterloo, N.Y., where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Thomas Mull. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterloo, N.Y.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, P.O. Box 50798, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240.
“Our family is thankful for the expressions of sympathy and prayers for our brother John’s passing,” said Tom Coughlin, John’s brother and head coach for the New York Giants, in a statement released by the team. “We all appreciate them. John was a friend to all. He loved life, and he will be greatly missed. He left us way too soon.”
John Coughlin was born in Waterloo, N.Y., on June 6, 1950, the son of the late John L. and Betty Post Coughlin. He had been residing in New Jersey for more than 20 years.
He was a horse trainer, owning and operating Coughlin’s Stables at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. He was a former member of both the Standardbred Owners Association of New York and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey.
Mr. Coughin trained horses from 1991 to 2011, posting 154 victories for purses of nearly $1.5 million.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Hackensack, N.J.
Mr. Coughlin is survived by his companion, Suzanne Malloy; brother, Thomas (Judith); and sisters, Carole (Robert) Kingston, Kathleen Troutman, Patricia (Scott) Reed, Luann Coughlin and Christine (Gabriel) Cohn.