Edward R. Coghe Jr., 64, of New Galilee, passed away peacefully after an extended illness on Saturday, March 5, 2016, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
Born February 7, 1952, in St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Edward R. Sr. and Loretta Ann McCarthy Coghe. He attended church at St. Ferdinand’s and most recently St. Paul’s Cathedral. Ed was a member of the Laborers Local 833 for more than 40 years, and at one time worked as a private contractor. He was a professional horse trainer and breeder, and competed in the Mustang Challenge in 2008. He trained over 600 horses on his New Galilee farm and enjoyed breeding Pembroke Welsh Corgis. He also trained horses for horse competitions and helped his daughters at the 4-H state shows in the Quarter Horse Youth Team. Ed was a man with “True Grit”. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Georgene Shaffer Coghe; two daughters, Jane Coghe and Katlin Coghe; two sons, Eddie Coghe and Nathan Jarret; a grandson Dylan, and his beloved Corgi, Gracie. Friends will be received Friday 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 1133 Penn Ave., New Brighton, www.gabauerfuneralhome.com, where a service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Rev. David Hardie will officiate.
Inurnment will be private.
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My condolences. I remember how Stanley was working I our barn and I fell into a pen with a mother pig and babies. I was probably about five at the time. Just in time Stanley was able to reach over the pen and pull me out before that angry Momma could take a bite. I have a scar under my nose where I hit the feeding trough! Glad to hear he had enjoyed some traveling. I remember my mom telling of the dances the Lapinski family had in their barn on 37th st. Lots of polkas.
Dear Lapinski family, So sorry for your loss. The memories came flooding back when I read your Dad's name. So many good times digging, cutting grass etc up at St. Mary's. I shot my first rifle at your farm... and learned to ride there too! I will remember your Dad with a smile telling the story of Fr. Chips sneezing and falling backwards into a "hole". I'm glad he and my Dad are together again... probably complaining that the new guys are digging "all wrong"! Warm prayers of strength for your family. Joe Corcoran
First of all I would like to extend my deepest condolences on the passing of your wife, mother and grandmother. You do not know me but Mary and Joanne were next door neighbors of my grandparents Frank and Matilda Dallas on 6th avenue. My parents Nancy and Frank Pavlinch lived with my grandparents until I was 2. Mary & Joanne took me for rides in my stroller and Mom remained friends after their parents moved to Morado. Mom would take my Grandmother to see Teresa. I remember writing Mom's Christmas cards for her and writing one to Platz . God Bless all of you as you get through this difficult time,
Rest In Peace Uncle Tom, we have many fond memories of you, you were such a character, we will always think of you in laughter,my children loved seeing their "great-uncle" they too will cherish their memories! Love from us here in Wooster Ohio...Rusty, Susan, Rick, Randy and families, so very sorry for your loss, i know how proud your Dad was of all of you!
Rest in peace my love and one day I'll meet you there! All my love! Wanda you have my sympathy Susan and Rusty.
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers to you & your family
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your father.... hugs and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time
God rest your soul cousin. You are now with the family that has gone on before you. We'll be along shortly♡