Harry Alton Coughenour

Harry Alton Coughenour

May 6, 1937 – June 4, 2021

WENDELL – Harry Alton Coughenour, 84, passed away on Friday, June 4th, 2021. He was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to the late Harry Alton Coughenour, Sr. & Mary Brown Coughenour. He proudly owned and operated Griffin’s Restaurant of Youngsville for over 35 years. He enjoyed playing golf and smoking cigars. Above everything else, Harry loved and valued his family. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Diane Coughenour.

He is survived by daughters, Kelly Coughenour, Tracy Seagraves (Dallas), grandchildren, Leslie Lawson (Patrick), Mitchell Smith (Kaitlyn), and Samantha Smith.

A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell.


  • James Devore Posted June 14, 2021 2:22 pm

    In the 1950’s I lived about 5 blocks from Harry in the town of Cheswick, PA. When I moved to NC in 1976 I found Harry living on the next street in Durham. Harry was about 8 years older than I and he was a graduate of Springdale High School in the class of 1954 with my brother, Dave. Harry inherited the food business from his dad, who was the cook, no, let’s say Chef at a small diner that was part of a sports complex in Harmarville, PA, It was called “Stop and Sock”. Harry’s dad had two specialties. One was french fried shrimp and the other was my dad’s favorite, french fried oysters. I think I’ll have some for father’s day and celebrate both dads and Harry. Rest in peace, Harry, Springdale High School Dynamo.

    • Tracy Seagraves Posted June 18, 2021 12:13 am

      Thank you for sharing these sweet memories with our family! We enjoyed learning about your connection to him and a bit about his earlier life❤️

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