The regular sessions of the Rensselaer County Legislature are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in:
Legislative Chambers, Third Floor
Rensselaer County Government Center
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, New York 12180
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Earl W. Coons – Honor a Deceased Veteran Ceremony
April 9, 2018
Honoring Earl W. Coons, held in the Legislative Chambers
EARL W. COONS, 1914-1989
Earl W. Coons was born on September 25, 1914 in Troy, New York to the late Earl A. Coons and Mary Louise Salisbury Coons. Earl was the brother of two sisters, Irma Newman and Elizabeth Mutch.
Earl attended Troy Public Schools.
Earl enlisted in the United States Army during World War II on April 9, 1943. He entered into active service on April 16, 1943. Earl earned the rank of Technical Sergeant on the 1010th AAF Base Unit, where he was an Aerial Engineer Gunner. While serving, Earl participated in the Rome-Arno Campaign and the Southern France Campaign. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. Earl was honorably discharged on June 1, 1945.
Earl was predeceased by his first wife, Mary F. (Gross) Coons. In addition to his wife, Margaret E. (Jones) Davis Coons, Earl is survived by three sons; Earl A., Martin R. and John J. Coons; three daughters; Joyce Bendon, Nancy Brammer and Sandra Nolan; a step-son; Alan Davis; two step-daughters; Linda Cardona and Susan Davis. Earl is also survived by twenty-three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Earl was employed with General Electric, Troy Bus Co. and United Traction Bus Co. He was also a self-employed general contractor, retiring in 1979.
Earl was a member of the Troy Lodge Elks #141 and Lansingburgh Order of the Odd Fellows.
Special sessions may also be convened at the request of the Chairman.
The agenda for a regular session is available on the Thursday preceding the meeting. Members of the public have the opportunity to speak on issues contained in the agenda for one-half hour prior to the opening of the meeting.
We also have a Public Forum night; this is a great opportunity for the Public to make comments to the full Legislative Body. It is held on the Wednesday of the week preceding our regular monthly meeting in Chambers beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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