Edmund Peter Coony passed away on March 28, 2009 at the age of 86. He was born in Alhambra, California on August 8, 1922 to Charles S. Coony and Agnes Coony. Ed served his country in the United States Army during both World War II as 1st Lieutenant Field Artillery Unit Commander in the 244th Field Artillery Battalion Germany and the Korean War. During his service he earned seven distinguished service medals. He graduated from Loyola High School and Santa Clara University and he was a member of the Fighting Forties. In 1948 he met and married the love of his life, Mary Catherine Dougherty Coony. Ed worked for Union Oil Company of California for over 38 years during which he helped open the Alaska Pipeline.
Ed actively pursued his lifelong interest in sailing and he loved jazz music. His dedication to family brought him great joy and his lifelong connections to his large circle of friends augmented his rich and fulfilling life. Throughout Ed and Kay’s 51-year marriage they were active members of S.S. Felicitas & Perpetua Catholic Church, San Marino, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Newport Beach.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Catherine Coony; his brothers, Fr. Charles Coony, S.J., Fabian Coony, Paul Coony and his sisters, Harriet Coony, Janet Coony and Mary Freymuth.
He is survived by his children Peter Coony of San Pedro, California and Bridget Baldwin of Newport Beach and his grandchildren, Catherine Baldwin and Brian Baldwin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1441 W. Balboa Blvd. Newport Beach, California 92661. Interment will be private.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a charitable contribution in memory of Ed Coony, please consider the Missionary Brothers of Charity, 1316 South Westlake Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90006.
O’Connor Mortuary, 949 581-4300