COLEMAN - Ralph Francis 81, formerly of Orchard Park, NY, passed away October 20, 2012. He was born in Springfield, MA, the son of the late James A. and Alice W. Coleman. He was pre-deceased by his wife Avonne L. Coleman. Ralph was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served during the Korean War. He later went on to work and retired after 30 years as an engineer from Worthington Compressors. Ralph is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Jeffrey and Gayle Coleman of Chesapeake, VA and Stephen and Lisa Coleman of Hamburg, NY; grandchildren Jason, Heather and Jordan Coleman; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Donna and Craig Rivard of North Adams, MA; nephews Marc, Matthew and Jonathan. Graveside Services will be held in North Adams, MA, at a later date. Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com.
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Published in the Buffalo News on Oct. 28, 2012