Estus ‘Easy’ F. Coant, 76

FULTON, NY – Estus “Easy” F. Coant, 76, of Fulton died Tuesday February 28, 2012, at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Fulton, he was a life resident of the Fulton – Volney area.

Estus ‘Easy’ F. Coant
Estus ‘Easy’ F. Coant

Estus retired in 1985 from Armstrong World Industries in Volney where he was a machine operator and was union president.

He had previously worked at Sealright for 15 years and had delivered for Durkees bread in the 1960s.

Estus served as Cub Master for Mount Pleasant Pack 761.

Estus was a foster parent for many years.

He was an Army Reserves veteran serving from 1956 to 1961.

He was predeceased by his wife, Loretta, who died in 1998; sister, Delana Thomas; and a brother, Frederick Coant.

Surviving: daughters, Beth Newton of Phillipsburg, NJ and Lennet (Jim Ferrazoli) Whitmore of Fulton; sons, Robert (Lynne) Coant and Dave (Carrie) Coant all of Fulton; brother, Ivan (Linda) Coant of Fulton; sister, Molly (Dick) Wheeler of Fulton; 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Brandon, Bryan, Renee, Sara, Beth, Daniel, Mandy, C.J., David, Emily; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday with services to immediately follow at 5 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204-1361.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Sorry to hear about Estus, both our prayers and sympathy go out to yu and Molly.
    Sandie & Ruth

  2. Bob and family,
    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We will keep you and yours in our prayers and thoughts. May God bless you and your family.
    With sympathy,
    Gary, Muggins, Maureen LaGrou

  3. Dave and family,
    My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss; I’m glad I got to meet your dad.

  4. To the Coant family,
    We are sadden to hear of the loss of your loved one. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!
    Tom & Debbie Hall

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