The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

June 26, 2014

George James ‘Jim’ Cooney

Erie man, GE retiree had daughter in Jackson Center

- — George James “Jim” Cooney, who will be sadly missed by family and friends, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, in his home in Erie. He was 90.

He was born in Erie on Jan. 23, 1924, to the late Charles and Rose Straub Cooney.

Jim attended and graduated from Sacred Heart Elementary School, Academy High School and Gannon University.  

During World War II, he served in the Navy.

Jim retired from General Electric as an accountant and later worked part time at J.C. Penney.

He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Church, where he served as an usher most of his adult life.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marilyn Louise Weber Cooney, in 1984; six brothers, Charles, John “Jack,” Kenneth, Robert, Ralph and Thomas; and a sister, Ruth Merritt.  

Survivors include his nine children, Karen McCann and her husband Thomas, Mayville, N.Y.; Sharon Rose and Tom Cooney, Wilton Manors, Fla.; John Cooney and his wife Sheila; and Colleen Cubitt and her husband Dale, all Fairview, Erie Coun ty; Greg Cooney and his wife Anne, Sarasota, Fla.; Judy Swartzbeck and her husband Dale, Jackson Center; Daniel Cooney, Erie; and Sean Cooney and his wife Sarah,  Dallas, Ga.; and two sisters, Mary Dunlavey, Florida; and Natalie Uhlman, Rochester, N.Y.  

He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508; or Asera Care Hospice, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505.

COONEY

George James “Jim,” 90, Erie.

Calling hours: 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday (6-28-14) in BRUGGER FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY, 1595 W. 38th St., Greengarden Boulevard, Erie. Condolences and photos may be sent at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com

Service: Private, with burial in Calvary Cemetary.

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