GUILFORD – Eugene Coffin, 92, died Dec. 23, 2006, at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. He was born June 25, 1914, in Columbia Falls, the son of Temple and Mable (Kelley) Coffin. He attended schools in Harrington, graduated from the University of Maine – Orono and later got his master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin. He married Pearl Esther Hoyt on Christmas day in 1937. Gene served with the U.S. Customs Department during World War II. He was the first forestry and agriculture teacher at the new Foxcroft Academy and was the last surviving teacher who made the move from the old Academy in Monument Square to the new building on West Main Street. His forestry classes planted the oak trees which line the campus on West Main Street. They also planted and harvested the pine trees behind the Academy. His shop classes had a hand in the Santa and his reindeer display, which is still enjoyed today. After his retirement, Gene and Pearl spent many winters visiting relatives in Florida and made Largo, Fla., their winter home. Gene was a member of the United Baptist Church, Dover-Foxcroft and served as deacon for many years. He was a member and past deputy district 5 grand master of the Piscataquis Royal Arch Masons Chapter 21. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. He was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Nettie; and brother, Ira, Charles and Milton. He is survived by his wife, Pearl of Guilford; his three daughters, Elaine and her husband, David Gove, of Shelbyville, Ky., Donna Goser of Guilford and Norma Jean and her husband, Rudy Kury, of Holiday, Fla.; a son, Ronald and his wife, Jeanne Coffin, of Standish. He and Pearl have 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service may be announced at a later date. Private burial will be in Thomaston. In lieu of flowers, please consider either Pine Tree Hospice, 897 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 or the American Cancer Society, One St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home.