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Alain Andre Coidan

July 5, 1942 - April 9, 2019

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Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Service Time:
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Alain Andre Coidan, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle passed away peacefully at the age of 76 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Alain was born in Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris) France to Paul Coidan and Evelyn (Sandison) Coidan. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1989. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Engineering earning a BS in Engineering. He began his career at US Steel in Pittsburgh, PA., in 1982 moved his family to Raleigh to work for the State of NC, Department of Administration, State Construction, as a Structural Licensed Professional Engineer.

Alain was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Diana (Zanewicz) Coidan; his sons, Eric (Angie) Coidan of Raleigh, Marc (Sherri) Coidan of Washington, NC; daughter, Tiffany Coidan and her fiancé, Sheppard Kennedy of Raleigh; grandsons, Nathaniel Coidan and Nicholas Coidan; step-grandsons Larry Durst and Michael Nice; step grand-daughter, Cortney Nice; and step great-granddaughter, Anorah Nice. He is also survived by his brother, Patrick (Anne) Coidan of France; sister, Muriel Grammiccia; and nephew, Francesco (Aurora) Grammiccia of France; nieces, Christine Coidan, Florence Ravat; great nieces, Sara De Leonardis, Delphine and Segolene Ravat all of France; mother-in-law, Virginia Scoccimerra of Raleigh; brother-in-law, Dennis (Kathy) Zanewicz; uncle to Dennis Jr., Amanda Minik and Shannon Zanewicz all of Pennsylvania. Also, his beloved English Golden Retriever and constant companion, Preston.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615. Family and friends are welcome to a gathering with refreshments immediately following the service. Burial will take place at St. Gertrude Memorial Cemetery in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.
Posted by:
Gary Cribbs
Posted on:
April 28, 2019
Alain was one of the best things to happen to Vandergrift. I remember the day I met him and knew right away he was the one for my buddy Diz. Turned out to be true. Such a nice man! My thoughts are with Diana and the family.
Gary
Posted by:
Marty Bates
Posted on:
April 14, 2019
My deepest condolences to Diana, Eric, Tiffany and Marc. Mr. Coidan was my first next-door neighbor that I remember... and I remember him fondly. Tall, smart, engineer! I cannot cross the New River Gorge Bridge in WV without thinking of him and many good childhood memories of Old Gate Road. All my love to Alain and family.
Marty Bates
Posted by:
Cindy Salyer
Posted on:
April 13, 2019
Lit a candle in memory of Alain Andre Coidan
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Dawn Carawan
Posted on:
April 12, 2019
Lit a candle in memory of Alain Andre Coidan
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