Dr. Robert Coy

Dr. Robert W. Coy

Sunday, August 26th, 1928 - Thursday, May 7th, 2020
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Dr. Robert W. Coy of Chambersburg, PA, passed away peacefully at Quincy Village on May 7, 2020. He was 91 years old. Born August 26, 1928 in Blairton, PA, he was the son of Wayne and Verdie Coy and raised in Vandergrift, PA.

Bob graduated from Vandergrift High School (Class of ’46) where he was awarded the prestigious American Legion Award, elected King of his class, and excelled both on the football field, earning All Star status, and in the classroom, earning membership in the National Honor Society. Upon graduating from high school, he intended to attend the College of Wooster (OH) on a full football scholarship; however, an industrial accident prevented him from reporting for fall training. As a result, he initially attended the University of Pittsburgh, but transferred after his sophomore year to the Pennsylvania State University and graduated in 1950. After serving in the US Army for two years, he enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dentistry under the GI Bill and graduated in 1957. He moved to Chambersburg following graduation to establish his dental practice on Lincoln Way East, where he served the community for 32 years. He also provided dental care to the students at the Scotland School for Veterans Children for 20 years. He was past secretary and president of the Cumberland Valley Dental Association and the Chambersburg Hospital Dental Staff, and a long-time member of the Central Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Deacon, Elder, and adult Sunday School teacher.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary and his sister, Laura. Surviving are sons Robert (Carol) of Indianapolis; David of Buckley, WA; and Neal (Beverly) of Elverson, PA. He had three grandchildren whom he loved dearly: Nelson, of Tokyo, Japan; Graham, of Dillsburg, PA; and Shelby, of Philadelphia.

Bob’s priorities were God, Family, and Community and he exercised those values to the fullest throughout his life. In retirement, he enjoyed fixing anything that was broken and mastering the skill of creating ships in a bottle. He also remained an avid and loyal Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers football fan.

His family wishes to acknowledge with extreme gratitude the care givers at Quincy Village for their exceptional and compassionate care, where he was known for his kindness, gratefulness, and easy smile.

Due to the circumstances of Covid-19, the memorial service will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob’s name to the charity of their choice.
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Patrick Jones

Posted at 03:44pm
I was searching the Chambersburg obituaries and came across this for your Dad. He was a precious gift to all who knew him. Bob was my dentist when I was growing up, and then Pam and I had the privilege of being neighbors for a time when we returned to Chambersburg to pastor King Street Church. We hold so many sweet memories. As a teen, every time he was filling a tooth for me, Bob would remind me to “open wide honey” and it was so natural and compassionate that this teen boy did not mind it at all. As described, I spent many years of my life observing him carrying out those priorities. While we grieve your loss with you, I know the rich heritage you all received. I feel blessed and honored to have had your folks play a roll in influencing our lives. Blessings on you all. Pat and Pam Jones

Bassam Chamoun

Posted at 07:50pm
Dear David, Robert, Neal - I am so sorry to hear of your beloved Dad passing, DR. Coy; I am so sorry and am glad too. He is with the Lord now with your mother. Dr. Coy was so dear to me. He was like a Dad to me; a dear friend; he blessed me every time I visited with him. Being with him always brought me down to earth and reminded me of what's important in life. I was - am - so glad I met him, knew him; we ate together, read the Word to Him, laughed together. I will miss your Dad. I pray God's blessings upon your families - to comfort you and strengthen you with His peace in Christ Jesus. My love to you and your families. God bless you.

Bassam Chamoun

Jane Irvin

Posted at 06:23am
Dear Robert, David and Neal. I am so sorry about your dad’s passing. He was so very special to me. I’ll always have wonderful memories of going to “Aunt Mary and Uncle Bob’s place” for visits. I’ll never forget a bike ride your dad and I took together. So much fun! I feel so bad all the cousins can’t get together to celebrate your dad’s life and offer you comfort. I’m thinking of you all (Bev, Carol, Nelson, Graham and Shelby too) and lifting you all up in prayer. Much love and sympathy,

Cindy Happel

Posted at 04:21pm
Joel and I send you our best. Dr. Bob was a wonderful man, he will be missed. When I first Joined Central Presbyterian they were some of the first people I met.

Joel and Cindy Happel

Rev. Roger Witter

Posted at 01:53pm
A great man, Christian brother in the Lord, my and my families dentist, my daughter assisted him in his office, I enjoyed numerous times of fellowship, had a lovely wife and family and will never be forgotten.
With my Sympathy, Love and Prayers to family and friends.
With my Sincerity and Appreciation,
Rev. Roger Witter

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