Donald C. Coombes, 81, of County Road 2, passed away Thursday (July 14, 2016) at Jones Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.
Born in Hornell, January 4, 1935, the son of Sidney and Celia Mack Carr Coombes, he was a lifelong area resident, graduating from Angelica Central School. Upon graduation Don enlisted in the US Navy and served from 1954-58. Don was still employed at Prestolite Electric (formerly Motorola) in Arcade, New York, where he had worked since 1958. He was a member of the Belmont American Legion. Don enjoyed stock car racing, Nascar, his grandkids and their sporting events, and his beloved dog Buddy.
He was predeceased by his parents, his step mother Reva Gosper Coombes, 2 brothers Raymond Coombes, Chester Gosper II, 2 sisters Geraldine Peck and Mary Oberg.
He is survived by his wife Shirley Ward Coombes, whom he married in April of 1960, 2 sons William (Stephanie) Coombes of Belmont, Robert “Bobby” (Teresa) Ward of WA, 4 daughters Karen (Bill) Paulman of PA, Terry (Tim) Allen of Belfast, Bonnie (Joe) Nelson of Angelica, Donna Coombes of Angelica, several grandchildren, and great grandchildren, a sister Roberta (Warren) Pomeroy of Rushford, and sister in law Eleanor Gosper of Angelica, and several nieces, and nephews.
The family will be present 4-7p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016, and Monday from 11a.m.-12p.m. at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 101 West Avenue, Angelica, where a funeral service, and a Military/Legion Honors, will be held on Monday (July 18, 2016) at 12:00p.m. with Rev. David Ford officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Friendship.
To send a remembrance please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com.
Friends may make memorial contributions to: Angelica Rescue Squad, or the Wounded Warriors.