Joel M. Coon, 35, of Cato passed away October 31, 2020 at Upstate University Hospital Syracuse, following a lengthy illness. Joel was born in Syracuse on January 3, 1985, the beloved son of Kenneth Jr. and Janice Warner Coon. Following graduation from Cato High School, Joel continued his education, attending and graduating Manga Cum Laude from SUNY ESF with a BA in Environmental Biology and minor in Pre-Veterinary science
Joel is survived by his parents Kenneth and Janice Coon; brother Kenneth (Kimberly) Coon III; his adored nieces, Emelia, Felicity and Kennedy Coon; paternal grandfather Kenneth Coon Sr.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Jack and Frances Warner and paternal grandmother Nancy Coon.
Friends would describe Joel as a quiet, gentle and beautiful soul. His heart was so full of love and light, that we felt so blessed to be in his presence, and to call him our “angel friend” on earth. We will hold his memory dearly in our hearts and, above all, be so grateful for his friendship and love.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with White Chapel Funeral Home, 2719 Erie Drive, Weedsport.
Contributions may be made in memory of Joel to Jordan Ambulance, 1 North Hamilton Street, Jordan, NY 13080 or the Upstate New York Eating Disorder Service, 1003 Walnut St., Elmira, NY 14901.
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