Robert Koons Jr.

Robert Koons Jr., 36, of Suscon passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.

He was born in Suscon on June 4, 1977, and was the son of Robert J. Koons (Carol Koons) and Renee Renfer (Chris Renfer).

Robert was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Church, Dupont.

He was a resident at St. Joseph's Center, Scranton, for the last 27 years.

Robert enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. He also loved being with his family and friends, and enjoyed taking part in the many activities that St. Joseph Center had to offer. He will be deeply missed by all.

In addition to his parents, Robert is survived by his sister, Renee Giambra and her husband, Brian, Pittston Township; his nephews, Michael Kishel and Brian Giambra Jr.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Claire (McHale) Koons; and maternal grandparents, Edward Kolankiewicz Sr. and Shirley (Renfer) Kolankiewicz.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Chapel, Dupont, with the Rev. Joseph Verespy officiating.

Arrangements were by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Sept. 28, 2013