NAPLES - Glenn W. Coons, 58, of Rhine Street Naples, former Ontario County sealer of Weights and Measures, was discovered dead in his pickup truck on the West Hollow Road, Naples, last Thursday afternoon.
According to Dr. C. Parker Long, Ontario County coroner, death was due to a heart seizure and he issued a certificate of death by natural causes.
According to a report from the Sheriff's department, Coons' truck was observed just north of the South Bristol Town Line in
a ditch off the highway about 11 a.m. by a woman who lived in the vicinity. The Sheriff's office was notified about 3:45 p.m. Sheriff Ray Morrow led the investigation. Sheriff Morrow said it appeared that Coons drove his truck off the highway into the ditch area. The ignition was turned off on the car and Coons was slumped over the steering wheel.
A native of Naples, he was the son of the late John and Maude Coons and had always lived in the Naples area with the exception of a few years in Canandaigua.
Coons had been employed by the Ontario County Department of Weights and Measures until about two years ago. At the time of his death he was employed by the Bloomfteld Central School District. Prior to becoming County Sealer, Coons had served several years as manager of the A. H. Wilcox and Son Co. of Naples, dealers in building materials, and before that had been a farmer and custodian at Naples Central School.
He was a member of the Naples United Methodist Church; a member and past master of John Hodge Lodge No. 815, F. and A.M., a past master of Naples Grange No. 1186.
During World War II he served with the U. S. Navy and is a member of Jacob Schaeffer Post No. 810, American Legion.
On February 20, 1937, he married Onnolee Eldred of Naples, who survives. He is also survived by a nephew, Philip Coons, of Canandaigua. A Masonic service was conducted from the Willis C. Moore Funeral Home at 8 p.m. Saturday evening. Funeral service was conducted from the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. followed by military services at graveside. Burial was in Rose Ridge Cemetery,
Naples - Empire State Weekly April 23, 1971