Harry Coffey
December 9, 2021

Visitation Information

December 12 2021 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

December 12 2021 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside), Pittsburgh, PA 15232

HARRY COFFEY: A devoted spouse, father, grandfather and avid tennis partner, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 9, 2021. A graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School, he spent a career over eight decades turning houses into homes by supplying the Pittsburgh area with high-quality furniture, between family-owned Empire Furniture and later Quality Furniture. In between, Harry served in the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton during the Korean War. The family expresses its heartfelt appreciation for the kind and empathetic group of caregivers from Home Instead. They supplemented the devotion of his wife, Raye, during her lifetime, and then upon her passing, carried on her spirit with the same love and care upon Harry, in particular Dennis and Beatrice. Harry was recently preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, without whom he couldn't live, Raye; his parents, Herman and Jennie; and his brother, Milton. He is survived by his children, Ivy, Mark (Mindy) and Hal (Erica); his four grandchildren, Oliver, Carlin, Zachary and Eli and his two granddogs, Stella and Turbo. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday December 12, 2021. Visitation one hour prior to service (10 - 11 AM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. The family will be holding shiva online via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, December 12. Contributions may be made in his blessed memory to Rodef Shalom Congregation or the Jewish Association on Aging. www.schugar.com.


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Hal, Erica, Zachary and Eli. Sending our deepest condolences in a time of such great loss.

By Jonathan and Nancy Bombulie - December 20, 2021

Mark Though i have not spoken for some time, i wanted to express my condolences to you and your family for your loss of both your father and your mother earlier this year. May their memories be a blessing. Michael

By Michael Goldstein - December 12, 2021

Harry I have wonderful memories of our friendship. You were such a gentleman. I am grateful to have known you.

By Dennis Gowarty - December 11, 2021

Dear Hal and Coffey family. I want to express my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your beloved Father Harry. I have fond memories of your dear Mother, Raye. My parents bought furniture from the Empire Furniture Company many years ago and I remember the Coffey name since my childhood.

By Richard M. Gordon - December 10, 2021

just learned of the passing of Harry My Deepest Sympathy such a nice person

By Betty and Stan Elias - December 10, 2021

My daddy was always a kind,sweet,quiet man. His devotion and love not only to his children but,to my mom who he loved so much. I worked for my dad many years. I never called him dad,he was my daddy and ,I was his little girl. Your now with mom and have peace.. Just hard losing you both so close.. Rip daddy I have great memories of you.. Love Ivy

By Ivy Coffey - December 10, 2021

Dear Hal and family, I remember both your parents very fondly. We bought lots of furniture from your dad at Quality furniture on Rt 286. Your parents always talked to Sam, myself and our girls at Temple David. Both your parents were also always so proud of you. May your dad's name be a blessing forever.

By Karen Rosenzweig - December 10, 2021

Bought all my furniture from harry over 52 years ago from empire furniture. He let me go to the Second floor and said. Ok walk around look around and when ready holler down and then we have a deal. Such a gentleman. My deepest condolences to his family

By Lois m sherry - December 10, 2021