VERONA — Franklin D. Coy, 79, Spring Road, died Tuesday evening, January 17, 2012, in St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford, where he had been a medical patient for the past week.
Born in the Town of Butternuts, October 5, 1932, he was the son of Vaughn R. and Emily Young Coy. A resident of this area since his teens, Frank was educated in Oneonta schools. He married Carol Monette in Lee Center on April 9, 1953.
Prior to his retirement with thirty-seven years of employment, Frank was employed by Revere Copper and Brass. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1952 to 1960 during the Korean War. Frank was a member and past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Verona Post No. 6811 and attended church services at Holy Family Church with his wife.
Surviving besides his wife Carol are one daughter, Cynthia A. Smith of Manlius; one son and daughter-in-law, John R. and Carol Coy of Oneida; five grandchildren and their spouses, Heather and Tim Waterman, Robert and Amy Pietras, Stacy Maxam and her fiancée Carl Reynold, John Coy and Nicole Bandlow, and Jessica Millson; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Kermit Cadrette of Rome; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Norman and Rhonda Coy of Alsmar, FL, and James and Connie Coy of Oklahoma. He was predeceased by two sisters, Estella Murling and Christine Smith; and one brother, Vaughn Coy.
Graveside services will be held in the spring in Oneida Castle Cemetery, at a time and date to be announced. There are no prior services.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main Street, Oneida.