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November 13, 2012

Jon James McGonigal

Jon James McGonigal

STAUNTON, Va. — Jon James McGonigal, 70, husband of Marilyn McGonigal of 1500 N. Coalter St., died Saturday morning, Nov. 10, 2012, at his residence in Staunton, Va.

He was born May 22, 1942, son of the late James and Emilie (Fieg) McGonigal, in Oneonta, N.Y.

Prior to retirement, Mr. McGonigal was a custodian at Hartwick College for 38 years. He enjoyed fishing with his grandson and cutting grass with his John Deere tractor. He was a participant of River Street Baptist Church in New York.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Larry Bailey of New York; two stepsons, Dave Fineout of Staunton and Darryl Fineout of New York; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Mary) McGonigal of New York; two grandchildren, Justin (Heather) Bailey and Zachary (Tammy) Bailey; three great-grandchildren, Lennon, Abbey and Lucy Bailey, all of New York; five stepgrandchildren; two nephews, Tyler (Julia) McGonigal and Kyle McGonigal; a great niece, Emilie McGonigal; two special friends, Janice and Bill Scutt; two aunts, Maxine (Robert) Whiteside and Jean Fieg; and many special cousins.

In addition to his parents, Mr. McGonigal is predeceased by a brother, Thomas McGonigal.

Friends and family may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, at which time the family will be in attendance.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the funeral home, by the Pastor Mel Farmer. Interment will follow in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery, Oneonta.

Active pallbearers are Justin Bailey, Zachary Bailey, Darryl Fineout, Robert McGonigal, Larry Bailey, Danny Scutt and Devon Fineout.

Memorial donations may be made to River Street Baptist Church, 133 River St., Oneonta, N.Y., 13820.

To light a candle or to send an online condolence to the family, please visit our website:

Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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