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|Francis A. "Frank" Partyka||Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007|
|Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007|
Shirley R. Coon, 85, passed away quietly Thursday,
Dec. 13, 2007,
at home in East Flat Rock.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert L. Coon Sr.; sisters, Martha DeWitte, Evelyn Marriott and Jean Betlem; and other loved ones. Mom always walked with the Lord. She met Robert at church in Rochester, N.Y. They married and raised seven children, Robert L. Coon Jr., David Coon, William Coon, Philip Coon, Carol Partyka, Martin Coon and Virginia Colburn. She was active with the WOC of Pinecrest Presbyterian Church until a fall in 2004 kept her house bound.
She is also survived by her remaining sister, Barbara Marriott; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Pinecrest Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 421, Flat Rock, N.C. 28731 or Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, N.C. 29731. An online register book is available at www.thosshepherd.com .
Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements.
Francis A. "Frank" Partyka, 86, of Flat Rock died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at his home.
July 22, 1921 in Bayone, N.J. he was raised and schooled in what is now
He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific in the Solomons Campaign U.S. Amphibian Operation. He was married to Marie H. Baker of the Bronx, N.Y., who died in February 1986.
He worked for 7UP Bottling Co. of Plainfield, N.J., and New Rochelle, N.Y., for 42 years. He was assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 49 of Middlesex, N.J., for eight years. A member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, he was also member of Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post 5206, where he served on the Honor Guard for eight years.
He was also a member of LCT Flotilla of World War II, USS LCT National Association, Polish Club of N.W. Carolina, Hendersonville and the Opportunity House.
Surviving is a daughter, Elise M. Vogel, and granddaughter, Heather Vogel of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a son, James F. Partyka and wife, Carol, and a step-granddaughter, Katelyn, all of East Flat Rock.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Interment will take place beside his wife in New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, N.C. 28731.
Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements. An online register book is available at www.thosshepherd.com.