David G. Coulter, 70, of Plymouth, Ohio passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at his home. He was born on January 19, 1949 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to the late Glenn Montgomery and Frances E. (White) Coulter.
David received his master's degree in education and was a high school Biology teacher for 30 years. He also was a football coach for 10 years. David enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. An avid reader, he never went anywhere without a book.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Eileen (DeLaurentis) Coulter; son, Glenn M. Coulter II; and lots of relatives and the best friends and church family a person could have.
Family and friends may gather on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church, 29 Plymouth Street, Plymouth, Ohio from 10:00 a.m. until the time of his memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Linda Kaufman officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Nature Conservancy at www.nature.org. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Edwin McCready - Nov 23, 2019
I met Dave at Grove City College where we became fraternity brothers with the Adelphikos Fraternity. I remember his love and skill with football and biology. But most of all I remember his very sincere and sweet smile and great sense of humor which he carried with him wherever he went, sharing it with everyone. My condolences to his family.
Cindy and Jay Curran, Pensacola, Florida - Nov 22, 2019
Cindy & I were saddened to hear the news of Dave's passing. We offer up our prayers to Eileen and family in this time of sorrow. Dave was a true-blue Fraternity Brother, and we enjoyed his constant sense of humor. He will be remembered as a great story-teller and all-around super guy. May he Rest in Peace !
Amy McClintock Jenkins - Nov 18, 2019
Brenda Brewster Linkenhoker - Nov 17, 2019
My thoughts and prayers for the family. I had Mr Coulter as a biology teacher. He was amazing teacher he made it so interesting . Normally I never liked Science growing up but he had a way to make everything interesting. Biology was one of my favorite classes in high school because of him.
Maggie De Laurentis - Nov 16, 2019
I’m grateful to have known Dave, whom was always ready with a joke and his broad breaded smile. To Eileen and Glenn, thank you for sharing the gift of Dave while he was here on this planet. He will be missed.
Frank Venturella - Nov 16, 2019
I am sure it has been said by others, but Dave is one of those people who it is impossible not to like.
My son Adam and I always enjoyed conversations with Dave at family reunions (I am Eileen's cousin). I have fond memories of sharing a glass of red wine at a reunion and teaching his favorite fishing knot, the Palomar, to my son Adam when Adam was young. In addition to fishing, Dave and I are fellow "birders". I will continue to think of Dave when I am out bird watching.
My sympathies to Eileen, Glenn, and all the rest of the family. Love and peace, Frank Venturella.
Amy and Richard Russell and son, Ben - Nov 16, 2019
Our deepest sympathy on this great loss. We hold you in our hearts and ask for God's comfort and peace to be with you.
Matt Caughenbaugh - Nov 15, 2019
I am saddened to hear of Dave's passing. I felt lucky to have had him as a teacher and, for a brief time, as a colleague. He always had a great sense of humor and a stoty. He will be greatly missed. Prayers to the family during this difficult time.
Andy Fenner - Nov 15, 2019
Mr. Coulter was certainly one of a kind and I still quote him to my kids quite a bit. Usually, “for every job there is a proper hammer.” I’ll also never forget our long D&D gaming sessions through the high school years. Because of him I host a game for my kids and their friends. So many good memories. My love to Glenn and Eileen. God bless.
Kathy Dickson - Nov 15, 2019
One of a kind, rat-biting, nature-loving, humor-making Mr.Coulter/Dave. A teacher who was a legend and left huge impressions on hundreds of us; a neighbor and friend who will be deeply missed by our family alongside of many. We love you, Eileen and Glenn, and are so sorry for this unthinkable loss. Rest In Peace, Dave the great.
A.J. Coulter - Nov 14, 2019
I'm Alan, 1st cousin to David whom I remember as a constantly good person, full of good cheer and always friendly and thoughtful. I remember fondly the few times that we were together, especially on fishing trips with him and his father, my Uncle Glenn. Linda and I send our deepest sympathy to Eileen andGlenn II.
Becky Holida - Nov 14, 2019
I'll never forget going with you and dad fishing and running dogs. Rest in peace Dave.
Linda Bloomfield - Nov 14, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Dave was a wonderful teacher to my children.
Linda Coulter Burggraaff - Nov 14, 2019
I am another of David’s cousins, and like Kathy, I remember how excited we were that Aunt Frances & Uncle Glenn had a new baby boy to add to our family. I especially remember all those
Coulter Family Thanksgivings where there was lots of laughter, singing and tackling/fighting by David & Rich. Lots of good memories. Regretfully the cousins have all gone our separate ways and have not stayed in touch very well.
Sending love and condolences to Eileen and Glenn.
Missy Smart - Nov 14, 2019
So sorry to hear this news. Mr. Coulter is a part of some of my best memories of High School. His stories and sense of humor made going to his class something I looked forward to each day. I also learned what true friendship was as I grew up watching him with David Jamerson. Listening to their fishing stories was a great time. Mr. Coulter definitely made an impact on many lives. My sincere condolences to his family.
Charity Mcmillan (Stein) - Nov 14, 2019
I’m so saddened to here about Mr Coulter. He was one of the best teachers. I learned a lot in Biology. He loved what he taught and very caring about his students. My condolences to Glenn and Mrs. Coulter.
Kathleen Coulter Boudreau - Nov 13, 2019
There were three Coulter brothers in Grove City, PA - they were known for their good looks, their smarts, and the the fun they had together. Don had a daughter, Linda; Jay had three kids - Alan, Rich and me, Kathy. We four cousins had the greatest happiness when Uncle Glenn and Aunt Frances presented us with a bouncing, laughing little baby - David Glenn. Now we were five. We spent a good bit of time together when we were young, and the thing about David was that he was always smiling. Unfortunately, as Rich said, our paths diverged as we became adults, had families of our own and moved off into other spheres. Those three Coulter brothers all died much too young - our dad lived the longest and he only made it to 64. They would be glad that Dave outlived his dad by many years, and had such a rich life doing the kinds of things that they loved to do - and always with that smile. I am so sorry that he is gone, and send love and great sympathy to Eileen and Glenn.
Richard Coulter - Nov 13, 2019
Dave was my cousin. I always remember him fondly. During family gatherings, particularly for Thanksgiving we would spend hours tackling one another to the amusement of our elders. He was always full of energy and enthusiasm and was just a joy to be around. Though our paths diverged he was never far from my thoughts.
Dee Lakes - Nov 13, 2019
I am so sorry to find out about David’s death. My thoughts and prayers go out to Eileen and Glen! Will never forget my connection to Plymouth and the friendship Eileen and I shared...and our walks together in Plymouth, discussing our boys!
David Powers - Nov 13, 2019
Sorry to hear. Prayers to all. I gave my son a rat bite in your memory.
Ruth Ann Barber - Nov 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Sending love, hugs and prayers for Eileen and family. God Bless.
Misty Wallace Williams - Nov 13, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear this. He was a kind and gentle man. He definitely made biology easier. His humor was what made it easy. I definitely remember the stories of "the kid". Great teacher!!
Ann Fazzini - Nov 13, 2019
Mr. Coulter was one of a kind -- a great teacher and he had such a lively sense of humor. I'll always remember his admiration of David Attenborough and Stephen Jay Gould and that he always kind and never without a big smile on his face. He was so proud of his family, especially Glenn. Sending lots of love to Eileen, Glenn and family.
Kevin Mongold - Nov 13, 2019
Dave was a good man who led a great family. Some of my best memories of school were in his class. His impact on some many will leave ripples for multiple generations.
Angela Johnson Rietschlin - Nov 13, 2019
I am heart broken for Eileen and Glenn. I really loved Mr.Coulter's sense of humor and hearing him call his pride and joy Glenn "the kid."
Edna Albright - Nov 13, 2019
I enjoyed teaching with Dave for many years. He was a dedicated teacher and had a unique sense of humor. We had our retirement party together. So many good memories from those years. My heart breaks for Eileen and Glenn. Peace and comfort to you.
Jamie Akers - Nov 13, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was such an amazing man! I am going to miss him very much!
Tom Maida - Nov 13, 2019
To our cousin Eileen, our condolences. We always enjoyed sharing time with Dave at our family reunions. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Glen. Cousin Tom and Beth Maida.
Sharon Williston-Benadum - Nov 13, 2019
My deepest sympathies for your loss. Mr Coulter was an excellent teacher with a wonderful sense of humor. Prayers of comfort for all.
Carrie Powers Murphy - Nov 13, 2019
Mr. Coulter was a spectacular teacher. I was excited to attend his classes. I loved his humor and his passion for biology. I’m a better person for having learned from him. My condolences and most sincere prayers for you. I’m so very sorry for this loss.
Paul Gase - Nov 13, 2019
So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a kind and good man. Our condolences.
Rick Hawkins - Nov 13, 2019
My condolences to the Coulter family. He was my football coach and biology teacher in high school. He always had words of encouragement for his players. RIP Coach Coulter.
D Staton - Nov 13, 2019
With his passion, humor,dedication., was a great teacher at PHS.
Christine Detillion (Williams) - Nov 13, 2019
Mr. Coulter was such a kind man and a wonderful teacher! I was in his biology class and remember all the stories he would tell. Prayers to the family.
Dorothy Olewiler - Nov 13, 2019
Heartfelt sympathies to the family. I enjoyed working with Dave and respected him as a knowledgeable science teacher. Hold your memories dear...peace to you.
Denise Wilson Lewis - Nov 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs!
Phyllis Pritchard - Nov 13, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. Dave was a wonderful guy and will be truly missed by so many.
Marlo (Reiderman) Spallone - Nov 13, 2019
My deepest condolences. He is one of the main reasons I am a biology teacher myself. I cannot watch David Attenborough or do a dissection without thinking about him and his stories.
Jules Jackson (Buzard) - Nov 13, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr Coulter was one of my favorite teachers & I absolutely adored him. He was always so kind & witty & his dry sense of humor made me enjoy science each day of class.
Michael Follett - Nov 12, 2019
Dave was a tremendous teacher and friend to the Plymouth Local Schools for his entire career. I had the chance to work a summer with Dave on the maintenance summer crew and we spent all our free time playing a game he truly enjoyed teaching me, backgammon.
He and I knew that for every job there was the proper hammer and had many laughs working that summer.
My prayers for his dear wife and son and want them to know that the world is a better place because of Dave!
Jenny Crum Bolitho - Nov 12, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of Mr. Coulter and his class. He sparked my interest in biology and is the reason I became a science teacher.
Jerry Centofanti - Nov 12, 2019
This causes such great sadness. Dave was a great friend. Our prayers are with Eileen and Glen. Dave will live forever in my heart.
Karl Pfaff - Nov 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss.
Jackie Dunn - Nov 12, 2019
With deepest sympathy from my family.