Coury (“Dan”), 5391 NW 62nd Place, Ocala, Florida, left this world in a
peaceful sleep on April 16, 2009. Born
November 17, 1925, in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, he was one of four
born to Mary (nee Kannan), of Lebanese descent. As a young man, Dan
served as a Merchant Marine at the tail end of World War II. In 1950, Dan married Nelle (nee Darragh)
Coury, a registered nurse. Together, Dan and Nelle raised a family of
boys in Monroeville, Pennsylvania during which time Dan worked as an
electrician for U.S. Steel.
In addition to their home in Monroeville, Dan and Nelle liked to spend
their farmland in West Virginia. At age 55, Dan retired from U.S. Steel
and Nelle settled in Ocala, Florida. Dan loved jazz music and enjoyed
the clarinet for his three boys. He also loved woodworking and making
furniture, and cooking. However, his favorite passion became painting
did at his in-home studio and at local art classes in Ocala.
Dan was most proud of his three sons: Daniel, David, and Paul. During a
reunion with all three sons over Easter, Dan’s spirit and joie de vivre
Along with his wife, Nelle, and their three sons, Dan is also survived
sisters Gen and Jessie, and his brother, John Coury, and their
also leaves behind five grandchildren: Spencer, Gabriel, Nicholas
children), Harrison and Michael (David’s children) Coury; and two
great-grandchildren: Alex, and Abigail (Harrison’s children) Coury.