Edward Coon Jr.
STILLWATER - Edward C. Coon, Jr., 55, of Meehan Road, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, June 14th at Saratoga Hospital, from various health problems.
Born in Troy, Aug 20, 1962, son of the late Edward and Mary Johnson Coon, Sr, Ed was a 1980 grad of Stillwater Central School.
A heavy equipment operator for the NYS DOT based in Clifton Park, Ed had to take a medical disability retirement several years ago. Previously he had worked for the former Grand Union Warehouse in Waterford.
An avid sportsman, Ed enjoyed hunting big and small game, loved deep sea fishing and the great outdoors. He was a former member of the Arvin Hart Fire Dept and Mechanicville FD’s John Ahearn Rescue Squad. Also a former member of the Mechanicville Golf Club. Ed felt the responsibility of watching over and looking after and providing for his family.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years Annette Galerie Coon, proud sons: Edward (Meaghan Shepard) Coon of Stillwater and Nicholas (Amy) Coon of Amsterdam, cherished grandson Jace Edward Coon, and siblings Janice (Bob) Jesmain, Patricia Gaudette, Nancy (Bruce) Bussing, Sheila (Bill) Ontkush, Carol (Geoff) Brewster and Dan Coon and families, all local residents. Also his mother-in-law Anna Galerie of Mechanicville, brother-in-law Frank and Patty Galerie of Malta and canine buddy Vito.
In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased by his father-in-law and best friend Frank Galerie.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 4 PM at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville. Visitation will be from 2 PM until the 4 PM service.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to either St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Sunnyview Rehab Ctr of Schenectady.