Times Union, Albany, USA
Section: LOCAL
Page: D4

SATURDAY, January 7, 1989


Eric M. and Jason M. Coker, of Mendham, N.J., formerly of Troy, 20- year-old twins, died Dec. 21 when Pan Am Flight 103 crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland.

 Eric and Jason were 1986 graduates of West Morris-Mendham High School and had worked on the Pipeline, the school newspaper. They were also active in intramural sports and were members of Antioch, a Christian youth group.

Jason was a junior at the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. He was on the staff of the Orangeman and was co-founder of World Watch, an international current affairs club at the college.

 Eric was a junior, majoring in economics at the University of Rochester. He was a member of the Newman Club, the Meridian Club and the Economics Council organization. He was also instrumental in organizing university ski trips.

 They had both worked at their respective university libraries.

 At the time of their deaths, they were returning home from London after taking a semester of study at the Syracuse University Campus in London.

 Born in Troy, they were the sons of Thomas G. Coker of Mendham, N.J., and Barbara (Premo) Primeau of Greenwich, and stepsons of Dorothy Johnson Coker of Mendham. Before moving to Mendham four years ago, they had lived in Lexington, Mass., and Greenville, Green County.

 Survivors in addition to their parents, include five stepbrothers, Todd Bauer and Scott Bauer, both of Troy, and Bruce Norwell, Scott Norwell and Brian Norwell, all of Mendham; and a stepsister, Julie Norwell of Mendham; their paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Coker of Hauppauge, Suffolk County; and their maternal grandparents, Iris and Irene Rabideau Premo of Troy.

 Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the John H. Clinton Funeral Home, at Washington Park and Third Street, Troy, and at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, Troy.

 Calling hours are 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

 A memorial service is planned this morning

 in Mendham.

 Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy.

 Contributions may be made to the Eric and Jason Coker Scholarship Fund in care of the John H. Clinton Funeral Home, Troy.