Walton – Willard John Coss Jr., 62, of Walton, passed away at his home on Wednesday January 29, 2020.
Born in Margaretville on November 5, 1957 he was the first child of the late Willard Coss Sr. and Lillian (Yearry) Coss.
Growing up on the family farm in Andes he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He attended Andes Central School where he enjoyed playing basketball. A graduate of BOCES Food Service Program, he greatly enjoyed cooking and baking. As a member of the Creekside Social Club, he was always preparing meals, and his baking creations would win ribbons at the Delaware County Fair. He also enjoyed trips with his club friends as well as bowling, and family togetherness for the holidays.
Willard will be remembered for his great sense of humor, the jokes he told to bring a smile to someone’s face or just a laugh, and the deck of playing cards he never left home without.
He is survived by his mother Lillian of Massachusetts; three sisters Lorraine Mann (Paul) of Meridale, Dorothy Coss of Massachusetts, Pauline Clement (Bernie) of South Carolina; four brothers Jim Coss of Delhi, Kenny Coss of Delhi, Walter Coss of Sidney, Paul Coss of Kentucky; two aunts Margaret Dougherty of Delhi, Shirley Yearry of Delhi, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is predeceased by his brother Wayne Coss.
Memorial contributions in Willard’s memory may be made to the Creekside Social Club Care of Rehabilitation Support Services, PO Box 240, Walton, NY 13856.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday February, 13 2020 beginning at 4-8:00PM at the Walton Grange Hall, 139 Stockton Avenue, Walton, NY, 13856.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of hope and sympathy for Willard’s family, please visit www.courtneyfh.com.