Daniel Joseph Koon Sr. passed away on September 19, 2021 after a brief illness.
He was born September 26,1949 the son of Frank and Nora L. Koon of Brownsville, PA.
Dan was predeceased by his parents, his wife Marie Koon, whom he married in Kauai, HI, May 24, 2008, his brother Thomas Koon, and brother-in-law Dave Paull.
He served as a US Army Sergeant during the Vietnam Era. He was a highly decorated combat veteran, earning the Army Commendation Award for Heroism, two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, and a Bronze Star. He was employed at US Steel and retired after 30 years of service.
Dan is survived by his sister and caregiver Beverly Paull (Uniontown, PA), brother Frank (Lucy) Koon (Grindstone, PA), his two sons, Daniel (Gina) Koon (Brownsville, PA), Dwight Koon (Brownsville, PA) and a step son Jobie (Leanna) Wright (California, PA).He is also survived by his loving granddaughter Alana Koon, his only grandson and namesake Daniel J. Koon III, and step granddaughter, Chloe Wright. Dan was a favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews and made annual trips to his Mother's birthplace Kauai, HI to spend time with his aunts, uncles and cousins. He was extremely proud of his Hawaiian roots, his signature ponytail and hang loose farewell gesture. His sense of humor and funny nature will be sadly missed by all that knew him. He was the master of assigning nicknames to almost every person he met and made friends everywhere he went. Special thanks to family friend Debi Pauley for her help and support during his illness and express our gratitude to Denise and others at Amedisys Home Health care for their compassion and assistance with his comfort and care. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Fayette Friends of Animals in his name.
Friends and family will be received Friday, September 24, at the Novak Funeral Home, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, PA from 2-4 P.M., and 7-9 P.M., Military honors will be accorded at 7 PM in the funeral home by the VVI.
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