Margaret R. Kokalas
Margaret R. Kokalas, 96, of Johnson City passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, January 30, 2013 at her home. She was predeceased by her husband, Captain Joseph C. Kokalas; her son, Colonel Joseph J. Kokalas; her grandson, Joseph Steber; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John (Stephie) Flederbacher, Gerald (Margaret) Flederbacher; one sister and brother-in-law, Emaline (Al) Coney. She is survived by her daughter, Carol J. McMurray, Johnson City; daughter-in-law, Nancy Kokalas, Virginia; four granddaughters, Mary, Margaret (Dave), Katy (Paul), and Donna (Bryan); three great grandsons, David, Tony, and Ted; one great granddaugther, Kelly; two great great grandsons; one niece, Joan Wilbur; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ed and Sue Kokalas, and their families; sister-in-law, Martha Kokalas; her godson, Dick (Sharon) Billings; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins of the Coney and Kokalas families. Margaret was a lifelong member of St. James Church, Johnson City and was a member of the Fatima Club. She was a foster grandparent (Grandma Margie) at St. James School.
Funeral Services will be held at the J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc., 150 Main Street, Johnson City on Monday at 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at St. James Church, where a Funeral Mass will be offered. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will recieve friends at the funeral home Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services. THE FAMILY REQUESTS NO FLOWERS. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Danielle House, 160 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, NY 13905, Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY 13850 or St. James Church Memorial Fund, 147 Main Street, Johnson City, NY 13790 in Margaret R. Kokalas's memory.