TOWN OF VERONA >> Harold J. Coons, age 88, of Town of Verona, passed away peacefully, July 5, 2014, at the Colonial Park Rehab and Nursing Home.
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He was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Fine, N.Y., a son of the late Edmund and Hazel Come Coons. Harold was united in marriage to the former Alberta J. Gill, on Sept. 26, 1948, in Westernville, a loving marriage of almost 66 years. He was a carpenter and worked through the local Carpenter's union until his retirement in 1962. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WW II, and served in the Pacific Theater of operations. He was a former member of the Rome and Oneida Moose Lodges, and the Rome VFW, and a member of the Henry P. Smith Post No. 24, American Legion.
Harold was an accomplished woodworker, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also was a member of the Osceola Chapter of the New York State Fiddlers. He received his Knox-Edwards Central School high school diploma during a special ceremony at his great-grandson's high school graduation at VVS, in June of 2014.
Harold is survived by his loving wife, Alberta; a daughter, Catherine Coe of Durhamville; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Dorothy Coons of Dyersburg, Tenn.; grandchildren and spouses, Adam and Maggie Coe, Crystal and Bill Couch, and Wayne and Emma Coe; four great and two step great grandchildren and three great great and three step great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Allen Coe; brother, Howard Coons and twin great granddaughters.
The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff of Colonial Park, Dr. Joel P. Amidon II, and Patty Bates, FNP for their care, compassion and friendship extended to Harold during his stay at Colonial Park.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut St. Burial with Military Honors will be held at Lee State Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home, Tuesday 4-8 p.m.
Please offer online tributes or light a candle at: www.BarryFuneralHome.com
Barry Funeral Home
807 W Chestnut St Rome, NY 13440
Published in The Oneida Daily Dispatch on July 8, 2014