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James Edward Coons

April 11, 1940 April 7, 2015
James Edward Coons
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James Edward Coons, 74, of Clearfield, passed away April 7, 2015.
Born April 11, 1940 in Clearfield, he was the son of Robert E. and Mary Jane (Danver) Coons.  Mr. Coons had first worked for R. D. Goss Inc. of Clearfield as an electrician, and was retired from the Clearfield Area School District as a maintenance supervisor.
He was a member of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church in Clearfield and was a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge 540 Clearfield Elks.  He also was a U S Army Reserve veteran serving in the 336th Military Police Battalion.
On June 13, 1970 at St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church in Curwensville, he wed the former Janet McCorkle who survives along with 2 children: Dr. James C. Coons and wife Stacy of Gibsonia, and Amy Beth Potter and husband Nathan of Clearfield; and 4 grandchildren Ava Jane and Jordan Coons and Trent and Cael Potter
Also surviving are 3 brothers and 2 sisters.  Robert Coons and wife Connie, Richard Coons and wife Janet, and Mary Jane Sherman and husband William all of Curwensville, E. Ann Jury and husband Butch of West Palm Beach, FL and John Coons and wife Denise of Clearfield, 3 aunts Helen Taylor, Rosella Duttry, and Ruth Ann McCracken and husband Clifford all of Clearfield, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Michael Coons, and 2 nephews Justin and Jarrod Sherman.
A private Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church for the family, with Reverend Father Mark J. Mastrian as celebrant and Reverend Father John Miller as con-celebrant.
The family suggests contributions be made to either the St. Francis Educational Endowment Fund 212 S. Front St. Clearfield, PA 16830, The Sneaker Closet c/o Trinity United Methodist Church 121 S. 2nd St. Clearfield, PA 16830 or The Clearfield Ministerium Food Pantry c/o Trinity United Methodist Church 121 S 2nd St. Clearfield, PA 16830.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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