John E. Coons age 82, of Perrysburg, Ohio, was called home by the Lord December 1, 2012. He was born in Gloversville, New York, on June 19, 1930, to Everett and Alice Coons. John was in the United States Army and fought for his country in the Korean War. He was a life time member of Rossford's VFW and American Legion.
John was a hard worker and retired from General Electric in 1990. He was a 30-year member of the Sammonsville Volunteer Fire Department. During that time he served as Chief and President. John also was a past member of the New York State Fire Chief Association, committee man of Fulton County Republican Party, member of N.Y.C. Conservation Department, past secretary of Fulton County Fireman Association, past member of Rossford Police Department as a security guard at the Rossford Marina.
John enjoyed life and made the most of it. His greatest love was his family and friends. To John there were no strangers, only friends to meet.
John is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Ona Coons; sons, Albert (Franki) Coons, John Jr. (Kim) Coons and Karl (Pam) Coons; grandchildren, Karl Jr. Coons, Melissa (Pete) Withers, Stacey (Jim) Tabott and Heather Coons; step-children, Stephen Falzone, Sara Falzone, James Ruby, Scott Ruby, Brenda Delgado and Terry Ruby; great grandchildren, Arianna, Alaina, Dyllan, Damian and Ashlyn; brother-in-laws, Henry George and Loren George; aunt, Dorothy Coons; uncle, Melvin Coons; many nieces and nephews; special cousins, Paul Coons and Ronnie Johnson; John was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Lucille Coons.
Friends and family may be received Friday, December 7 at Witzler Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg, Ohio (419-874-3133) from noon to 4 p.m. with funeral services at 4 p.m.
Burial will take place in New York at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made in John's honor to Heartland of Hospice or donor's choice. A special "Thank you" to the staff of Heartland of Hospice and to Dr. Marshall and her staff for their compassionate care. Online condolences may be left at www.witzlershankfuneralhome.com.