John J. Cotone

July 25, 2013

John J. Cotone 92, of rural Frankfort, died at 11:57 p.m. July 25, 2013 at home. Born February 14, 1921 in Rockford, IL to Michael & Amelia (Cotone) Cotone. He married Helen M. Rymek in Chicago and she survives. Mr. Cotone was a high school graduate in Rockford, IL and attended 2 years of college. He moved to Frankfort from Chicago to operate The Bargain Center, which he owned for many years. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force during WWII, he served overseas. John was a member of the Moose Lodge and a 50 year member of the American Legion. He enjoyed spending time at the Main Street Smoke Shop with his friends & the rest of the guys, including Bruce Gard & Harry Williams.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

The last of 8 members in his family, he is survived by his wife Helen, brothers-in-law, Rick (Elaine) Rymek & Ed (Cecile) Rymek and many loving nieces and nephews.


4 Condolences for “John J. Cotone”

  1. Melanie Byers (Wright) July 28, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Helen, I am so sorry to hear about John. He was a good man and had a heart of gold. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  2. Michelle & Todd Polivka July 29, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Aunt Helen,
    Our hearts are with you. We will miss Uncle John! He was such a kind and funny man. I have so many fond memories of him. Especially when the two of you came to visit me at college…and of course every Thanksgiving. I’m sorry we can’t be there with you. We are sending big hugs and lots of love.
    Michelle, Todd, Nicholas and Alexandra

  3. Sue Wright July 29, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Helen, words are unable to express the feelings of losing John. We have had a rough two years, but were blessed with the best husbands Glad we were able to help each other. Friends like you and John are so special. God Be With You.

  4. Ty and Saretha Wright August 1, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    We are very saddened to hear of Johns passing while we were away, and can not tell you how much he meant to us. We will be praying for you for comfort that only God can give and ask that you please call us if you need anything. We would love to stop by for a visit when you are up for guests. We were blessed to have know him.

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