2010-08-19 / Obituaries

Paul Coste, 87

Paul Coste, 87, of Paris, France and formerly of

Jamestown, passed

away peacefully Aug. 11, 2010 in Lexington, Mass. after a courageous battle with lymphoma. He was the husband of Edna d’Anjoux. He was the eldest son of the late Paul and Dorothy Coste, longtime residents of Jamestown.

Born in Dallas, Texas on Feb. 16, 1923, he spent his early years in Jamestown, where he learned to play golf—a lifelong passion.

He had a distinguished career in education after graduating from Kent School and Harvard University in 1947. He taught at both Kent School and Groton School before moving to study at St. Andrew’s in Scotland. He was headmaster of the American School in Paris from 1968 to 1970 and also an educational consultant for UNESCO.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Dr. Gerard Coste and his wife Diane of Lexington, Mass., and Paul Matthieu Coste and his wife Jenni of New Haven, Conn. He was predeceased by his son Jean Roland Coste. He leaves eight grandchildren and a sister, Betsy C. Outerbridge of Jamestown. He was predeceased by two brothers Pierre and Nicholas Coste.

A memorial service was held Aug. 14 at St. Matthew’s Church.

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