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Tuesday, 04 February 2014 10:13

Shawn Michael Coombs

By | Obituaries

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Shawn Michael Coombs, 30, passed away tragically on Friday, January 24 in San Diego, California.

Born on January 2, 1984 at Bellevue Hospital in Niskayuna, he is the son of Alan and Debi (Higgins) Coombs of Saratoga Springs. Shawn was a 2002 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School. He was a graphic design major and also attended Adirondack Community College.

Shawn played many sports when he was younger, including football and Little League Baseball. He excelled in the use of computers from an early age and worked at Lazer Pix. Shawn has worked for the mortgage industry, as well as for Morgan RV Resorts as an associate and as a manager. He also started a graphic design business at one time called Picture It. Shawn was a free spirit and played the guitar. Anyone who knew him would say he was well-liked, funny, loving and generous. Material items did not matter to him, as he was known to give his last dollar to someone in need.

 

Sadly a bicycle/car accident when he was 16 later left him with a seizure disorder.

Shawn was predeceased by his grandparents, Katherine Coombs, Cecil Coombs, Lawrence Higgins, and Theresa Higgins Raffael; as well as his uncles, Floyd Keinath and Ricky James Higgins, and his beloved brother Jason Floyd Coombs, who passed away on September 12, 2011, at the age of 25. 

In addition to his parents, Shawn is survived by his sister, Jennifer Coombs of Ballston Spa; his brother, Ryan Coombs of Melbourne, Florida; his great uncle and aunt, Francis and Pauline Gagnon of Saratoga Springs; and several cousins. Shawn was also the proud father of his five-year old daughter Abigail, whom he loved with all his heart.

The news of his passing has been devastating to his family and dear friends. The family would like to thank everyone who has donated to help with the costs to bring Shawn home from California.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 4 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 N. Broadway (584-5373). Funeral services will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Avenue.

Donations may be made in Shawn’s name to the Epilepsy Foundation, 3 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205-5523 or www.epilepsyfoundation.org/efneny. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com

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