Bernard C. 'Bud'
Greece: Sunday, September 9, 2007 at age 85. He os survived by his devoted wife, Helen Coons (O'Grady); loving children, Roberta Phillips, Barnard (Berhe) Coons, Jr., Mary Ellen (Ken) Gauntlett, William (Leslee) Coons, Susan Goodwin, Beth (Phil) Jerzak, Coleen (Jim) Zingaro & Christopher (Sue Ellyn) Coons; grandchildren, Matthew (Jessica), Kristina, Elisa (Arthur), Michael, Victoria, Sara, Margaret (Adam), Kyle (Becca), Katie (Ron), David, Emily, Alex, Cory, Wendy, Jason, Amanda, Gwynne (James), Jamie, Chris & Ken Jr.; great-grandchildren, Thomas Bernard, Beyenne, Chris, George & Helena; sisters-in-law, Jennie Coons & Kathleen Cole; several nieces and nephews; many friends. Bud was an avid bowler and golfer. He loved life to the fullest and cherished the time he spent with his family. Bernard is a Veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army. He is also a retiree of Eastman Kodak Co. The family would like to express a sincere thanks to Dr. Bernard Farnand and his staff for the many years of caring service given to Bud. Friends may call Tuesday 3-7 P.M. & Wednesday 3-7 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 9:00 A.M. Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd.. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions may be made to a children's charity of your choice in Bernard's memory

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  1. Dear Coleen and family….I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad….I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God bless all of you….Gary

  2. I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. It seems not that long ago that Mary Ellen and Bill worked in theatre with me at school and in the community. I remember your parents’ support and concern. To have raised a large family is a tough and life-long job. I’m sure you made that job easier as you grew older.
    My thoughts are with you today and any time I think of my years in greece.

  3. I was so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. He was a wonderful Dad and Husband and I will hold many fond memories of the years that I shared with him and the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers- With Love, Lorrie

  4. i’ve only known him a very short time but he was the sweetest man, and his wife is wonderful person too. hope u find comfort that he went in peace.

    your friend and aide , tammy

  5. Though I never met Bud, I know my dad Bill Mills was a great friend of his. I have grown up hearing of times at Eastman Kodak and of course, the golfing. I know my father will miss Bud tremendously and in this time of sorrow, I hope your family remembers all the good times that were shared. I know that my father has lost a good frined, but he will always treasure the times he spent with Bud.
    God Bless you all in your time of sorrow.

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