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Benjamin Franklin Koon, Jr.

Obituary for Benjamin Franklin Koon, Jr.

January 3, 1933 - December 9, 2018
Newark, Delaware | Age 85


Benjamin F. Koon, Jr., age 85 of Newark, DE passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018. He was born on January 3, 1933 in Bethlehem, PA to the late Benjamin Franklin Koon and Emma Catherine (Rippert) Koon.

Ben proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, during which he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious conduct. He had a big heart for and loved all kinds of animals. Ben liked to work in his yard and loved to spend time outdoors. He was a private person. He was a Christian who found his greatest joy and peace in his relationship with Jesus Christ.

Ben is survived by his son, Benjamin Franklin Koon, III and his wife, Jo Ann; four grandchildren: Elizabeth Foust, Sarah Koon, Benjamin Koon, and Grace Koon; and two great-grandchildren: Emma and Tori. In addition to his parents, Ben was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Koon.

Services for Ben will be held privately.

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Newark, DE 19711
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