Earl R. Coon
unknown - December 25, 2012
Earl R. Coon, 76, affectionately referred to as “Cooney,” passed away on Christmas, Dec. 25, 2012, at Van Duyn Nursing Home. Earl grew up on the North side of Syracuse and had resided on Crestwood Drive in North Syracuse since 1966. He was the son of the late Francis E. and Greeta Coon.
Earl was a 1954 graduate of Vocational High School. He retired in 1995 after 38 years as chief line mechanic for Niagara Mohawk. Earl enjoyed hunting and fishing and had maintained a camp at Henderson Harbor since 1973.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Marylou (Casolare); five children: Donna Coon of Northville, NY, Michael (Maureen Race) Coon of Liverpool, John (Joanne) Coon of Plymouth, MA, Donald (Tracy) Coon of Baldwinsville, and David (Desiree) Coon of Brewerton; and his eleven grandchildren: Meghan, Brendan, Chad, Sarah, Joseph, Diane, Grace Ann, Tianna, Amber, Jesse, and Lindsy.
Contributions in Earl’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse NY 13204.
Friends may call from 4-7 pm Friday at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Road, Mattydale. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 am followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse. For more information, photos and to sign the guest book, please visit kruegerfh.com.