Merle E. Coon

Lily of the Valley

YORK HAVEN – Merle E. Coon, 80, of York Haven, passed away at 11:55 PM, Friday, December 14, 2018, at Manor Care North. He was the husband of Audrey Jean (Horning) Coon.

Merle was born December 29, 1937 in York County and was the son of the late Taddeaus and Martha (Slyder) Coon.

He was employed for over 43 years by the former Temco as a Sheet Metal Fabricator. He was the former Mayor of York Haven, a member of the Susquehanna Fire Company in York Haven and a former member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in York Haven. Merle’s best friend and buddy was his Westie “Curley.”

In addition to his wife, Audrey, Merle is survived by his son Blake W. Coon of York Haven, and his brothers Donald Coon, and Ronald Coon. Merle was preceded in death by his daughter Stacy Lynn Coon and 13 brothers and sisters.

A funeral service for Merle will begin at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 South Main Street, Mount Wolf. Viewing will be from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery in York. Officiating at his service will be Reverend Philip K. Nace.

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