Donald E. Coss

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BROCKPORT - Donald E. Coss, formerly of Olean, passed away peacefully Thursday (Nov. 1, 2018) at the age of 100.

Born June 25, 1918, in Portville, he was the son of Sam and Leta Murphy Coss.

Don was a WWII veteran, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, the Ardennes and Colmar Pocket battles. He was proud to be recognized for his service while on Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

He is retired from the Olean City School District.

He was a lifelong member of St. Andrews Methodist Church in Westons Mills.

He especially enjoyed golfing, playing his last game at age 95. He loved watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren's recitals and sporting events.

His family has lost a wonderful man, and he will always hold a special place in our hearts.

He is survived by his daughter, Cathy (Paul) Pilat of Kure Beach, N.C.; grandchildren, Kristin (Eric) Bovee, Kimberlie (Mark) Bovee and Kari Pilat; great-grandchildren, Evan "Butch", Katelyn "Katie", Gabriella "Babs" and Julia "Chatterbox" Bovee and Brooklyn "Pipsqueak" Langdon; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 70 years, Viva Coss; and son, Robin Coss.

There will be no prior calling hours. A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday (Nov. 10, 2018) at Chestnut Hill Cemetery Chapel in Portville.

Local funeral arrangements are under the direction of Guenther Funeral Home Inc.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Honor Flight of Rochester.
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Olean, NY 14760
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Nov. 8, 2018
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