Neville J. Coomber

Neville J. Coomber.  COURTESY PHOTO

HARWICH - Neville J. Coomber, 47 of Harwich was taken from us suddenly on April 8, 2017. He was the loving and devoted husband of Megan VanNatter Coomber for nearly 17 years. He was an exceptional father to Cameron N. Coomber, Tristan D. Coomber and Isabella R. Coomber.

Neville was born on July 24, 1969 in Englewood, N.J. and lived in Ridgewood, before coming to Cape Cod with his family at the age of three. He grew up in Harwich, and treasured spending time at Nauset Beach and also loved fishing. He played youth and high school hockey and carried his love of sports to his children, as a coach for their youth hockey and baseball teams. He was also the most supportive ballet father, even able to put his daughter’s hair in a bun. He enjoyed spending time at the Coomber family cottage in Hillsboro, N.H.; snowmobiling, ice fishing, snow-tubing and relaxing by the lake with his family. During his free time, he and his children enjoyed four wheeling in the woods, kayaking, and playing pond hockey together. He was a dedicated husband and father to his wife and children, and also to immediate and extended relatives; they were his whole world.  He came from a close knit family of five siblings and had a way of making each one them feel special; he embraced his in law siblings with equal fondness.  He was always a loving son and helped with the family business at Dave’s Garage.  He was a great, loyal, compassionate friend who greeted all with a smile.

He was a 1987 graduate of Harwich High School, and of The Culinary Institute at New Hampshire College. He worked as a chef at Eastward Ho! Country Club in Chatham for 27 years and was loved and well respected by his coworkers and club members alike. He met Megan, the love of his life at Eastward Ho! He was an extraordinary chef and his clam chowder was his specialty. The family would like to thank the staff and members of Eastward Ho! for all their support at this most difficult time.

He was the son of David J. Coomber and Carolyn Bogert Coomber of Harwich. He is also survived by brother  David G. Coomber, (Karen) of Auburn, sisters Amy Coomber Eberhardt (Chris), Beth Coomber Lagg (Paul) and brother Andrew D. Coomber, all of Harwich.  Also surviving are nieces and nephews: Allison L. Coomber and Hannah C. Coomber, Ben Coomber Eberhardt, Hazel Lagg and Finn Lagg. He was the loving brother in law of Jessica Clark (Corey) of Chatham, Gretchen Soto (Robert) Buffalo N.Y., and Brendan VanNatter (Kerri) of Harwich, nieces and nephews: Olivia Clark and Shey Clark, Edwin Soto and Brianna Soto, Addison VanNatter and Sophia VanNatter .His mother in law Lynne (Gigi) Polk and her husband Ray Polk of Harwich and Neville’s grandmother Lenore H. Coomber of Brick, N.J. also survive. His loving family also extends to many aunts, uncles and cousins.

There will be visitation hours on Thursday April 13, 4-7 pm at Morris, O’Connor and Blute Funeral Home 678 Main Street, Harwich MA 02645. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Tuesday April 18 at 11:00 am at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 Route 137, Harwich, MA 02645. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Coomber Kids College Fund. Donations/checks/cash; please visit a local Cape Cod 5 Branch or mail check to Cape Cod Five c/o Coomber Kids College Fund, 532 Route 28 Harwich Port, MA 02646.
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