John Coughenour
John Coughenour

Obituary of John Coughenour

John, or “Jack” as he was known by most of his friends, was a born and raised, tried and true Buffalonian. Jack’s parents owned the Valley View Tavern in Boston when he was growing up, which may have been where he developed a liking for his favorite drink, an Old Fashioned with Southern Comfort. He worked at the Ford Stamping Plant before entering the Army, and returned there after serving his country. He spent almost 20 years at that plant, and was a lifelong Ford loyalist. After leaving his position there, he spent 28 years working for Fisher Price. Having wanted a Harley his entire life, he finally got one when he was in his 60s and rode it hard for the few short years he was able to.

Jack was blessed with 4 kids – Timothy, John Jr, Amy, and Patrick. He spent as much time as he could with them, and with his wife, Andrea. Jack was known and loved by many as a laid back, wonderful guy who would do anything for his friends – but was also a guy who wouldn’t take any flak from anyone.

Jack loved Nascar – especially Rusty Wallace, because he drove Fords. Rock and Roll was another favorite pastime for Jack, and his favorite bands included Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, and most of all ACDC. Being the loyal Buffalonian he was, Jack was a huge Bills fan. Please take a Bills football to remind you of Jack and his love for his hometown and the people in it.


Coughenour, John “Jack” on March 30 at the age of 74. Devoted husband of Andrea Coughenour; Loving father of Timothy (Donna), John (Cathy), Amy (David) and Patrick; Beloved son of the late Dorothy and Jim; Cherished brother of the late Jill (Clifford) Smith; also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Saturday, April 14, from 10 AM-12 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919, where a memorial service will be held at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Buffalo. Online condolences as