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John Raymond Coffey, of Philadelphia, died of natural causes at Pennsylvania Hospital on June 24, 2022.

He was born in Williamsport on October 26, 1962 and was the beloved son of Raymond G. and Doris I. (Berry) Coffey.

John graduated from Widener University with a degree in Culinary Arts/Hospitality. During his career, he worked as a professional chef and manager of the fine china and housewares department for Macy’s at Depford Mall in New Jersey. He was most proud, however, of his years as chef and owner of the Laurel Cafe in downtown Williamsport.

John adored his cats, had a lifelong interest in automobiles, and enjoyed sharing his kitchen with others. He always enjoyed a good cup of chicory coffee and a big plate of homemade pasta.

Throughout his life, John was blessed with many loving and lasting friendships. These devoted friends are Amy, Bill, Gail, Josephine, Jim, Mark, Mike and Rick. All were part of John’s family.

John is survived by his sisters, Lynda Howell (James) of Red Lion and Judy Renk of Williamsport; three nieces, Natalie Lawton, Elizabeth Butler and Hannah MacDonald; and four great-nieces.

After the cremation, a memorial service will be held at a later date. For those wishing to make a contribution to John’s memory, the family respectfully suggests donations to Manna Nutrition Alliance 420 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19130 or PAWS Adoption Center 100 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 .

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.


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