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David Edward Coffey


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David Edward Coffey Obituary
Mr. David Edward Coffey, born on January 21, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Sadie Mae and Cornelius Joseph Coffey, passed away peacefully at age 88 on August 16, 2018 surrounded by his family in Bradenton, Florida. David served in the Army before starting his law enforcement career in 1955 with the Chicago Park District and then continued with the Chicago Police Dept. He was promoted numerous times and ultimately retired in 1985 as Commander of the Traffic Enforcement Division. He received numerous commendations including an award for the chase and apprehension of 2 armed robbers in 1960. Also, while a police officer he started what became a very successful commercial maintenance company out of the family home called Yale Maintenance. He often donated his time to those in need including as a foster parent and at various hospitals. David was the loving husband of Judith. He was preceded in death by his sons, Charles and Daniel; and sister, Mary Whitlock. David is survived by his sons, David, Kevin, and Timothy; and daughters, Cheryl, Maureen, and Mary Ruth; and, 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The family invites donations in David's name to St. Jude Police League. Friends and family can pay their respects at the memorial service on Friday, December 28 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Michael Church, 310 South Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton, Illinois, 60187.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Dec. 16, 2018
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