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Paul  Raymond Koons

Obituary for Paul Raymond Koons

November 10, 1927 - October 4, 2017
| Age 89


Paul Raymond Koons, born November 10, 1927 to Paul Albert Koons and Alice Ralston Butler Koons, entered eternal rest on the morning of Wednesday, October 4th at Phoenixville Hospital. Paul's departure left a heartbroken but loving family that includes his wife of 65 years, Helen Jane Canning Koons, a son, William Jeffrey Koons and a daughter, Karin Alyce Koons Stocking and their spouses respectively, Debbie Mills Koons and Bruce Allan Stocking. From his children are three grandchildren, Matthew William Koons and his wife Danielle Trout Koons, Kimberly Dawn Koons Hamsher and her husband, Gregory Hamsher and Victoria Canning Jones. Also surviving him are two great-grandsons, Tyler William Koons and Gavin Daniel Koons and two great-granddaughters, Audrey Jane Hamsher and Vivian Marie Hamsher along with a niece, Lynn Hertzog Pequignot of New York.

As a 1945 graduate of Norristown High School, he started his business career at Block's Department store on Main Street in Norristown. He enlisted in the Army in 1946 as part of the occupation after WWII and was stationed in Bremerhaven, Germany as a photographic laboratory tech with the 3118 Signal Corps where he held the rank of Corporal. A year later he returned home to finish his studies in business administration and graduated in 1952 from Drexel University. In the same year, he married the girl he met on a double date, Helen Jane Canning, and a son followed in 1954 and a daughter in 1957.He became employed by People's National Bank in Norristown in 1953 under the direction of Howard Custer his former boss from Block's Department Store and continued his studies in consumer loans at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Later, he transferred to Reading Pennsylvania to work for American Bank and then Commonwealth Bank as Vice-president of consumer lending before a just retirement.

Paul was instrumental in the rehabilitation of Montgomery Cemetery in the 1980's assisting the Marine Corps in their work there and then the 1994/5 complete restoration and preservation of the mausoleum of Major General Winfield Scott Hancock along with his daughter, Karin and son-in-law, Bruce, also at Montgomery Cemetery. Later, he co-founded the W.S. Hancock Society also with his daughter and son-in-law.

During his life Paul was a member of many civic organizations including the POS of A (Eagleville Camp), The Historical Society of Montgomery County, Director and Treasurer for the Montgomery County Association for the Blind, installment credit instructor for Berks County chapter American Institute of Banking School at Albright College, 13 years on the Methacton School Board, Calvary Baptist Church, Methacton Community Theatre, Masonic Lodge Charity #190, and Kiwanis Club.

Funeral services to be held at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home of East Norriton, 200 W. Germantown Pike on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 for a 10 a.m. viewing and 11 a.m. service. Interment will be following at Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

To share a thought or memory of Paul, please visit, 610-277-7000.

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200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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