From Allentown PA Morning Call, Feb. 16, 2006
Richard S. Coury, 85, of 354 E. Ludlow St., Summit Hill, died Feb. 13, 2006, in Bayside, Wisconsin. He was the husband of Elizabeth Betty McGill Coury. They were married for 58 years last May. Born in Lansford, he was the son of the late Elias and Margaret (Kennedy) Coury. He was a movie projectionist, working for the Capitol Theatre, a family-owned theatre in Summit Hill. He was an independent insurance agent for many years. He last worked for Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown. He was a parishioner of St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, Summit Hill. He was a member of the order of the Secular Franciscan and the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of Pa. Pro-Life and supported several pro-life organizations. He was a member of American legion Post 316, Summit Hill. He and his wife received an apostolic blessing from Pope John Paul II in July, 2002. He ran his own religious stand, Judeo-Christian Media & Books, from 1991 to 2004 at the Hometown Farmers Market. He served as a 2nd class petty officer in the Navy during World War II, working as an electrician on a sub chaser and at Omaha Beach on D-Day. Survivors: Wife; daughters, Janet Smith and her husband John, Joanne Swanson and her husband Steven, Geralyn Charapata-Marsh and her husband Jim, Elise Mossallati and her husband Saad; sons, Richard Coury, David Coury and his wife Emily, Mark Coury and his wife Wendy, John Coury and his wife Lisa; 26 grandchildren; sisters, Anne Demyanovich, Sue Miller and her husband Raymond; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Jeanette Coury. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack. Services: Mass of Christian Burial, noon Feb. 18, 2006, St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, Summit Hill. Call 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, with Summit Hill American Legion service, in the church. Military interment, St. Josephs Cemetery, White Bear, Pa. Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home, 54 W. Fell St., Summit Hill, is in charge of the arrangements. Contributions: Human Life International, c/o the funeral home, PA 18250.