Mechanicville - Donald F. “Ducky” Coon, 69, died Friday, Apr. 12th at Saratoga Hospital, after a brief illness.
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Born in Troy, Dec. 28, 1949, son of the late William and Marion Dunn Coon, Ducky graduated from Mechanicville High School.
A custodian for 10 years before retiring 3 yrs ago at Saratoga County Municipal Ctr, he had previously worked for 40 yrs as a papermaker at Galante’s/American Tissue Co.
A former Elks Club member, Ducky enjoyed playing poker with family and friends.
He and family spent many summers at their camp at Cossayuna Lake, was an ardent movie goer with his grandsons Lucas and Brian, and was one of those well known guys that would always see people that he knew, wherever he was.
Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years Deborah Schukes Coon, devoted daughters Barb (Nate) Myott and Lisa (James) Empie both of Mechanicville, his cherished grandkids: Kayla, Lucas, Brian, Kiara, Isaiah, Skyla and Nemo, and great grandson Sean Michael. Also siblings: Barbara (Dave) Casey, Kathy Rychik and Kim (Jon Farinelli) all of Mechanicville, Father-in law Edward Schukes of Mechanicville, along with nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.
In addition to his parents, predeceased by siblings Sharon Lord, Michael, William “Butch” and Eddie Coon and mother-in-law Beverly Schukes.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 - 7 PM at DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville, with a Funeral Service to follow at 7 PM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to American Diabetes Assoc, 5 Pine West Plaza, Suite 505, Albany, 12205.