James Michael Antoon Koonce, age 24, of Elgin passed away July 5, 2018. He was born in Elgin to the loving parents of Michael James Koonce and Alicia Gail Antoon.
James studied at Elgin Community College, was an assistant warehouse manager at Lubeq in Elgin and SVC associate at GAT Guns in East Dundee. As the “life of the party,” he loved to laugh and make others laugh. He enjoyed playing games, playing the guitar, riding his motorcycle, martial arts, camping, sports and weightlifting he also love music and animals.
He was preceded in death by his mother Alicia Gail Antoon.
Survivors include his wife, Cecilia Bautista Aguilar; his father; grandparents, Randall and Sue Koonce of Edmond, OK and Claudean Champagne of Lafayette, CO; aunts and uncles, Laura (Ron) Malecek of Addison, Elaine (Mark) Pesavento of Riverside, IL, Sheila Antoon (Bruce) Allen of Palm Coast, FL and Bill (Joann) Koonce of Bartlett; niece and nephews, Kealin, Aldo, Alex and Christian; and cousins, Jim, Bob, Andrew, Leland and John.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin. Services will be at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For information, 847-741-1128 or symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.