George E. Koons, 70

DEC. 23, 1940-OCT. 13, 2011

October 13, 2011

George Eugene Koons, 70, of Falling Waters, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011.

Born Dec. 23, 1940, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Watson Eugene and Helen Marie Kauffman Koons.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia R. Koons, in 2003.

He was a 1958 graduate of Waynesboro Senior High School.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1978 after 20 years. He spent eight years of his military career on the White House Communications Agency, traveling around the country with Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon. After retiring from the military, he worked for 18 years at Hagerstown Bookbinding and Printing and for 12 years at Dover Inlay in Williamsport, Md.

He was a member of Improved Order of Red Men Tribe No. 84 of Williamsport and American Legion Potomac Post No. 202 of Williamsport.

He was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include his wife, Tina Marie Ayers Koons of Falling Waters, whom he married March 19, 2005; son, Robert W. Koons and his wife, Lori, of Waynesboro; son, Donald E. Koons and his wife, Lora, of Mercersburg, Pa.; son, Charles A. Koons and his wife, Kristin, of Morgantown, Pa.; stepson, Larry Mason Jr. and his wife, Kellie, of Gainesville, Va.; brother, John W. Koons and his wife, Karen, of Stanley, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open at noon Sunday for the convenience of family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport, on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ernest E. Witmer officiating. Military graveside services will be provided by AMVETS Post No. 10 and Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway, 11114 Lincoln Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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