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Donald S. Coffey Ph.D.

October 10, 1932November 9, 2017
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On November 9, 2017, Donald Straley Coffey, Ph.D. passed away. Beloved husband of 64 years to Eula C. Coffey; Loving father of Kathryn C. Craighead and husband, Michael, and Carol C. Burns and husband, Patrick; Cherished grandfather of Sarah Craighead Liske, Emilyann Craighead, Brian and Alana Burns and great-grandfather of Caiden Liske; Dear brother of Kerry Hale and husband, Lewis; He was predeceased by his sister, Ellen Wagner and by his brother, Wallace Coffey.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228 on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 3 to 5PM and 7 to 9PM. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11:00AM, Church of the Holy Comforter, 130 W. Seminary Ave., Lutherville, MD 21093. Interment will be Private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Donald S. Coffey Memorial Lecture, Society of Basic Urological Research, 1000 Corporate Blvd., Linthicum, MD 21090 or to the Donald S. Coffey Research, Brady Urological Research, Marburg Bldg. Rm 121, 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21287.

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Melanie McClaskie

December 23, 2017

We are so deeply saddened to learn of Don's passing. I will always remember when he and Eula came to family reunions and added so much fun to the events. My kids, now grown, have fond memories of him and how he brought fireworks and had such stories to tell. He was such a good storyteller. Our deepest sympathies to Eula and family. Don was an amazing man and lived life to the fullest.

Helena Basinger

November 19, 2017

To the Coffey family, I give my condolences to all of you. Dr. Coffey was a delight to know and how I loved his stories; I will never forget the kind man I knew.
Peace be with you Dr. Coffey!

Linda Resar

November 19, 2017

Dear Eula & Family:

I extend my deepest sympathy to you. We lost a very dear friend and colleague. Don was an immensely bright and creative pioneer in research. Those of us who had the privilege of knowing Don are indebted to him for all he taught us and the unparalleled example he provided by his beautiful and unique life. Don showed us what courage, creativity, humanity, and true intellect means. Not only was he a brilliant scientist, inspirational teacher, and the consummate mentor, Don was also a kind, warm, and generous person with a twinkle in his eye, mischievous laugh, and boundless optimism. He embodied the pure joy of scientific discovery like none other. Through his work and teaching, Don inspired leagues of scientists to better understand cancer and tackle it head on. Don advocated for human rights and was a champion for those who needed a voice. Perhaps above all, Don had the unique gift of seeing the very best in all of us, and inspiring us to do our utmost as researchers, physicians, teachers, and human beings, to make the world a better place. The world is clearly a better place because of Don; he was the very finest and will be dearly missed.

Please know that my heart and prayers are with you. We all must now do our utmost to carry on his example and inspire others to do the same. Eula, you made an amazing team with Don and we thank you for sharing your lives with so many of us.

With immense gratitude and love,
Linda and family

Pat

November 17, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. May your many heartfelt prayers to God bring you strength and comfort. Please accept my sincere condolences.

November 17, 2017

To Eula and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Don was a special person and brought joy to all of those who knew him. Bob loved him dearly and held him in the highest regard. He will be missed.


Iris (and the late Robert) Knox and family

Tim Krohe

November 14, 2017

Privileged for the memories of a man who brought curiosity and humor into every room, and had a sense of rightness and humanity that made us all want more time with him. Warmth and love esp to Eula and Carol.

Mark Ewing

November 14, 2017

The Ewing family grieves at the loss of a great friend. We will forever fondly remember Dr. Coffey.

Ron Schnaar

November 13, 2017

A delightful and powerful intellect has left us. Those of us who were touched by this great and wonderful man are left to carry on his legacy of openness, thoughtfulness, joy in discovery and scientific rigor. He will be sorely missed.

J

November 13, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Cecil and Sallie robinson

November 12, 2017

To Eula and family:Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It was a real privilege to have had Don as a friend and colleague. He was indeed a good man and good friend, and we were most fortunate to have known him for over 50 years. Cecil and Sallie Robinson .

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