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John J. Coleman, 97, of Neshannock Township passed away the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at his residence.
Born Sept. 19, 1920, in Manhattan, New York, he was a son of Patrick and Margaret McQuade Coleman.
He was preceded in death on April 19, 2016, by his loving wife of 68 years, Henrietta A. Kucharski Coleman, whom he married Feb. 8, 1948.
John was a graduate of Stuyvesant High School and attended CCNY.
He was an army veteran of World War II, serving in General Patton's Third Army.
John was an officer with the New York Police Department until his retirement when he became an investigator with Traveler's Insurance Co.
He was a member of several organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, Rockland Company Shields and the Holy Name Society. Among his many interests, he liked gardening (favorably vegetable gardening), reading, music, swimming, sports and playing cards, especially pinochle. What John enjoyed most was reciting poetry.
The family would like to thank Dr. Sylvia Coleman, John's daughter-in-law, for the tremendous care that was given to him over the years.
He is survived by three daughters, Debra Coleman of Manhattan, New York, Victoria Accardo of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, and Nadine Kaiser of River Vale, New Jersey; two sons, John (Dr. Sylvia) Coleman Jr. of New Castle and Patrick Coleman of Delaware; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret, Winifred and Teresa.
Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday for Mary, Mother of Hope Parish, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Michael Peck will officiate.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on September 20, 2017
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