Max A. Coleman
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NEWARK: A funeral service celebrating the life of Max A. Coleman, age 89, of Newark, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 27, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral and Cremation Service with Pastor Jeff T. Belt officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens with military honors conducted by Licking County Veterans' Alliance.
Mr. Coleman passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at The Inn at SharonBrooke. He was born March 1, 1924 in Athens, Ohio to the late George and Thelma (Humphrey) Coleman.
Mr. Coleman was an Elementary Administrator for over 30 years with Heath City School System retiring in 1983. He was a highly decorated United States Army veteran serving in General Patton' s Third Army during World War II, fighting at the Battle of the Bulge.
He was the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, European, African and Middle Eastern Campaign Medals with three Bronze Stars and a World War II Victory Medal. He was a Platoon Leader #745 and a member of the 80th Infantry Association, the Heath American Legion Post #771, Heath United Methodist Church and the State of Ohio Teacher Retirement System.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eleanor C. (Cordray) Coleman whom he married August 28, 1949; two sons, Barry D. (Linda) Coleman of Miamisburg, Ohio and George A. (Penny) Coleman of Heath; grandchildren, Barry (Megan) Andrew Coleman, Courtney (Jim) Prang, Liz (Brandon) Abbott, Rob (Shannon) Coleman and Brooke (Corey) Love and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dorris and Ivan Coleman; and a sister, Leola Newton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heath United Methodist Church, 1149 Hebron Road, Heath, Ohio 43056.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday, February 27 at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 1249 Hebron Road, where the Heath American Legion Post #771 will conduct services at 10:00 a.m.
Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Coleman family.
Published in the Advocate on Feb. 26, 2014