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November 23, 2013

Richard P. Coons

Richard P. Coons

GOODYEAR LAKE — Richard P. Coons, 80, of Lakeshore Drive North, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, following a brief illness.

Born Dec. 12, 1932, in Cobleskill, and was the son of Willard R. and Vera (Putnam) Coons. Richard was a 1950, graduate of the former Cobleskill Central School.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Coons of Goodyear Lake; six children, Alison Coons of Richmonville, Becky (David) Morin of Goodyear Lake, Clarke (Suzanne) Coons of Palmer Lake, Colo., Megan (John) Hughes of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., JoAnne Coons of Palmer Lake, Colo., and Todd (Laurie) Coons of Adams, Mass.; his sister, Terrie (Alan) Robbins of Gloversville; and eight grandchildren.

Private services will be held at the family’s request.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill and Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh.

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