In Memoriam: Joseph R. Koons

WANADA was saddened to report last week the passing of longtime Washington area dealer and association member, Joseph R. Koons. He passed away as a result of an extended illness on May 27, 2018. He was 72. The funeral was Monday, June 11 of this week at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Vienna, VA.


Part of the Koons family of dealerships, Joe Koons headed up J. Koons Pontiac in Vienna, VA from the late 1970s until 2010. He was also involved in Koons of Manassas during his early years in the business. He served on the WANADA Board of Directors from 1979-82.


Growing up in Falls Church, VA near the flagship store, Koons Ford, Joe graduated from Bishop O’Connell High School and the College of William and Mary. In addition to his wife, Nancy, he leaves ten children and twenty-three grandchildren.


Contributions in his memory can go to Integrity Homes at


To his wife Nancy; siblings John, Joyce and Jim; his entire family and many friends, WANADA extends its sincerest sympathies.

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