George D. Coons, 62

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George D Coons, 62, a former Red Hook resident and most recently of Hudson & Catskill, passed away on Wednesday, May 9th 2012 at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.

Born on June 6, 1949, in Red Hook, he was the son of the late David and Grace (Saulpaugh) Coons. George was a graduate of Red Hook High School.

For many years George worked as an auto detailer for Majestic Auto & Rhinebeck Chevrolet.

He enjoyed fishing and was a fan of the New York Yankees as well as the New York Giants.

George married Betty Shaw on May 29th, 2004 in Germantown, NY, she survives at home.

In addition to his wife Betty, George is survived by his step children; Charles Allen Coons Jr. of Catskill, Harry Coons of Poughkeepsie, Betty Ann Coons of Poughkeepsie, Jennie Coons of Poughkeepsie, and Cindy Proper of Catskill, his sisters; Carol Ann Coons of Red Hook, and Rose Marie Haner of Hollowville, his brother; Gary C. Coons of Clermont, twenty-three grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

George is predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Theresa Coons.

Graveside services will be held on Monday May 14th 2012 at 11 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook.

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