Robert Coleman

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Coleman, Robert SLINGERLANDS Robert "Bob" Coleman, 85, passed away on December 26, 2013 at the EVG Beverwyck where he lived for the past two years. A native New Yorker, Bob grew up in the Bronx and later settled in Wantagh, Long Island where he raised his children. In his later years, he enjoyed spending time in Montauk and living in Florida. Bob loved spending these years near the water. He graduated from City College in New York with an accounting degree and devoted his working career as a partner in the CPA firm of Margolin, Winer, and Evens. He made lifelong friends with both his colleagues and clients. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict, was a devoted member and volunteer of Suburban Temple in Long Island and supported numerous charities. From very humble beginnings in the Bronx, he had an internal drive that led him to succeed in whatever to which he set his mind. He set high standards for himself and with whomever he did business. He was exceptionally honest and trustworthy. He always said "your word is your word" and he would follow through on every promise he ever made. He was a man full of generosity and modesty, helping anyone who asked and those that didn't. Going out of his way quietly to help others was the norm for Bob. He had an abundance of energy and was a true athlete. He was a New York state champion swimmer, an avid paddleball player, runner, sailor, and golfer. He loved to square dance and was voted best dancer in Jamaica High School. His greatest joys came from his family with whom he passionately spent time. He visited Albany so regularly people often thought he lived up here. His smile and warmth touched so many. He made life special for a lot of people and he will be missed. Bob is survived by his children, Matthew (Nafees) Coleman and Laura (Hilton Zvi) Segal; and his loving grandchildren, Ariella, Samuel, Benjamin, Talia, and Zackary. He was predeceased by his parents, Lillian and Morris Coleman. Services at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Ave., Albany on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in the Temple Israel Cemetery in Guilderland. The period of mourning will be observed at the Segal residence on Sunday following the service of interment and on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. Those wishing to remember Bob in a special way may make a memorial contribution to the Bet Shraga Hebrew Academy, 54 Sand Creek Road, Albany, NY 12205 or the , 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205. For directions, or to leave a condolence message, visit levinememorialchapel.com.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Dec. 28, 2013
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