Ralph Coleman

Ralph Francis

Coleman

1931 2012 Ralph Francis Coleman, 81, of Suffolk, Va. passed away October 20, 2012.

He was born in Springfield, Mass., the son of the late James A. and Alice W. Coleman.

Ralph was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Korean War. He later went on to work and retire after 30 years as an engineer from Worthington Compressors.

He was predeceased by his wife, Avonne Luby Coleman.

Ralph is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Gayle Coleman of Chesapeake, Va., Stephen and Lisa Coleman of Hamburg, N.Y.; grandchildren, Jason, Heather and Jordan Coleman; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Donna and Craig Rivard of North Adams, Mass.; nephews, Marc Tetlow, Matthew and Jonathan Rivard.

Graveside services will be held in North Adams, Massachusetts on Friday, November 23 at 11 a.m. at Southview Cemetery. Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com

This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.

Published online on Nov. 21, 2012 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.