Al Whitehouse Buddy, classmate and friend forever
Submitted the following obituary approved by the family for this class
David Cunningham Coghill, born June 5th, 1947 left us on Saturday, May 28, 2012, mid-afternoon. Son of Margaret and Joe Coghill, he was a proud resident of Shady Lane during his Lebo years. David left behind daughter Alice, son Joe and brother Jeffrey (Class of ’66).
David became ill in March, 2012, and never recovered from his condition. Present at his passing were the pride of his life, Alice and Joe and Jeffrey who traveled from Atlanta to be with him.
David did it his way. Never one for convention, he said what he meant and loved to get reactions to his comments. Pretentiousness was an easy target for him and he had a way of needling people in that category.
As a graduate from Tarkio College, MO, he settled in the Kansas City community (Kansas side) and had a career in facilities management. What he couldn’t accomplish by hand, he did by mind.
David had an extraordinary memory for people and was an encyclopedia for acquaintances and friends that he met over time. Name a classmate from Lebo and he could tell you much about them, even if they were never close.
Some of you may remember him from our last reunion wearing his custom-designed shirt from Howe School. He was a Sunset Hills product and proud of his heritage.
The internet has permitted him to maintain or re-establish life-long relationships. His quick wit, ready comment and insightful sharings will be missed.
(Arrangements are still in progress)