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Henry L. "Butch" Coira, III


August 2, 2012


Henry L. “Butch” Coira, III, 63, of 304 Clinton Street Danville PA passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Columbia Montour Home Hospice at Maria Hall in Danville PA.  He was born October 26, 1948 in Danville, Pennsylvania the son of the late Henry L., Jr. and Rebecca A. Gerringer Coira. 

He graduated from Danville High School in 1966 where he was a star basketball player.  He also attended York College.  He was a veteran with the US Army and the US Army National Guard.   

Butch was employed by the Treasury Department in Harrisburg PA as an auditor.  He was also employed by Penn Dot in Danville PA and was also an operator for the Danville Water Treatment Plant.   

He served as the chairman of the Montour County Democratic Committee for many years.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Danville PA.  Other memberships included Washies, Friendship and East End Fire Companies and the  Elks, American Legion and VFW, all of Danville PA. 

Butch was an avid sports fan.  Locally, he was considered a #1 fan of the Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” football team.  He also enjoyed following the Boston Red Sox baseball team.  His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his wife, B. Jane Campbell Coira whom he married February 3, 1983.  Also surviving are one son, Scott W. Mauray of Muncy PA and one daughter, Shannon L. Grubbs and her husband Barry of Pittsburgh PA.  He is also survived by three grandchildren; Grant, Garrett and Bayleigh.  Also surviving is his dear aunt, Doris Lemon and her husband Jerry of Danville PA and his mother-in-law Ruth Campbell of Danville PA.  Several cousins also survive him.   

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am, Monday, August 6, 2012 at the Basilica of SS. Cyril and Methodius located on Railroad Street Danville PA with the Reverend Tri M. Luong officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Danville PA.  Friends will be received from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday evening, August 5, 2012 at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.  Military rites will be accorded by the Montour County Veterans Association.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made to Geisinger Hospital for Advanced Medicine-Cardiac Unit, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA  17822 or Columbia-Montour Home Hospice 410 Glenn Avenue Suite 200 Bloomsburg PA  17815.  www.visneski.com

 


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