Bernard C. ‘Bud’ Coons, Sr.



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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


  1. Gary LaBarr on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    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. Terrance Brennan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    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. Lorrie Crandall on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    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. tammy camp (aide) on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    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. John DellaGloria on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Just want the family to know my thoughts and prayers are with them.

  6. Lisa Ussia on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    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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