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Richard P. Coons
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contribtions be made to:
  • Shriners Hospital for Children
    516 Carew St.
    Springfield, MA 01104-2396

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“janet & family, sorry to hear about dick we have such nice memories of you all when we bought the campground you made us ...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: richard & helen bernard - NY

“Jo Ann and Family , So sorry to hear about your loving father. Please know our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family .with comfort and...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Keith & St Walker - Monument, CO

“Megan, the loving memories will live forever, ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Andrea Solak - MI - friend

“Megan, We are so sorry that your Father has passed. He looks like a Jolly Dad and I am sure you, John and the kids have a heart full of happy...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Steve & Denise Wright - Applegate, MI

“The Brothers of Cobleskill Lodge #394 Free & Accepted Masons offer their condolences to the family and friends of our Brother Richard. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Theodore C. Volkert - Cobleskill, NY

“So sorry for your loss. I wil always remember him with a big smile and great hello! He was a loving caring, helpful man who cared about all he came...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: David A Griffith - Honolulu, HI

“We are sorry for your loss, and send your family our prayers and best wishes. Dave and Carol Roche Palmer Lake, Colorado ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Dave and Carol Roche - CO

“Mrs. Coons and Family,We were sorry to hear of Mr. Coons Passing. He was such a nice man I am so glad we were able to spend time over the years when...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Robin and Bob Hughes - MI

“Becky, Dave, Arika and family. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Jane Casler - Cooperstown

“prayers to and your family thinking of you in your time of loss ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: cheryl ker - howes cave, NY

“Becky,Dave,Arika and family. We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts are with you. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Gordon & Connie Gale - NY

“Megan, JoAnne & the Rest of the Coons Family: So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time....Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Kay Thorington - Rogersville, TN

“Janet & Family: We are so very sorry to hear of Dick's passing. We spoke so many times on the phone and by e-mail--but, it was wonderful to...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Dick & Judy Flynn - Stuart, FL

“Alison and family, We have all of you in our prayers. Treasure all the memories you have and know that he is at peace and free from suffering. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Stephanie and Robert Tinker - NY

“Alison and family, you are all in my prayers. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Judith Warner - Cobleskill, NY


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Goodyear Lake- Richard (Dick) P. Coons, 80, of Lakeshore Drive North, died Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown following a brief illness.

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

He was a United States Army veteran serving from 1953 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1955.

Richard operated the family business, Coons Sales and Service, on Union St. in Cobleskill for over forty years until retiring and selling the building in 1994.

He was a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite and a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge #394 of Cobleskill. He was also a member of the Schenevus AMVets.

He married Janet Clarke on March 7, 1951 and they raised their family in Lawyersville, moving to Goodyear Lake seven years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Coons of Goodyear Lake; six children: Alison Coons of Richmondville, Becky (David) Morin of Goodyear Lake, Clarke (Suzanne) Coons of Palmer Lake, CO, Megan (John) Hughes of Grosse Pointe Park, MI, JoAnne Coons of Palmer Lake, CO, and Todd (Laurie) Coons of Adams, MA; his sister: Terrie (Alan) Robbins of Gloversville; and eight grandchildren: Arika Morin, Dylan Coons, Clarke, Emily, and Johnny Hughes, Alyssa, Brandon and Malia Coons.

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.