Arthur G. Coughenour


(April 16, 2003)

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at Union Presbyterian Church in Powell for Arthur G. Coughenour, 95, who died Wednesday morning, April 16 at the Powell Nursing Home.

He was born in Connellsville, Pa., on July 25, 1907, to Harry E. and Lily Price Coughenour.

He married Edith Hagen in Syracuse, N.Y., on Sept. 21, 1935. In 1941, they moved to Uniontown, Pa., where he operated his business as a carpenter/contractor for 47 years.

For more than 20 years, he served as the recording secretary for Carpenter's Local Union 1091 and holds a lifetime membership with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. He also worked 16 years as a director with the Boy Scouts of America program in Uniontown.

In 1988, Arthur and Edith retired to Powell. He was a member of Union Presbyterian Church in Powell. He retains his membership in Laurel Lodge 9651 F&AM of Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh Consistory.

Survivors include his wife Edith of Powell; their children and families: Art and wife Bernadette of Powell, children Tim, Steve and wife Sheri, Kelly and wife Tiffany, Aimee and husband Brian; Glenn and wife Katherine of Bryn Mawr, Pa., children Corinne and husband Mike, and Evan; Carol Paquette of Arlington, Va., children Laura and husband Charles, Quentin and wife Mary, Guy, and Hugh and wife Khadija; and 10 great-grandchildren, all of whom loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Cremation has taken place. A luncheon will follow the Saturday memorial service.