Marvin 'Bruce' Coram
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Marvin "Bruce" Coram, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014,and is now in the house of the Lord with his beloved Helene.
He was born on Nov. 22, 1932, in Orlando, Fla., the son of Marvin and Nell Coram. As a young man stationed in Germany as a member of the United States Army Signal Corps, he met the love of his life Helene, who worked at the base library.
After receiving permission from her family, Bruce married Helene, then had a son Jim and returned to the USA to live and raise a family. Settling in Satellite Beach, Fla., where Bruce went to work for RCA in the space program, they had another son Phil and raised them to appreciate family and hard work. After the last moon landing, Bruce went to work as a recruiter for the Army Reserve, and his work took them to Salisbury, N.C., where they enjoyed the company of friends and neighbors.
One of Bruce and Helene's favorite places was the family cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. Family and friends would visit and enjoy each other's company in peaceful surroundings.
Bruce was preceded in death by his wife, Helene Latour Coram, who passed away in February 2014.
He is survived by sons Jim and wife Andrea of Williston, Fla., Phil and wife Kelly of Tallahassee, Fla.; three grandchildren, Taylor, Hillary and Mathew, who always called him "Opa," meaning grandfather in German. Bruce is also survived by his younger brother, Richard L. Coram of Pt. Clear, Ala.
Over the last several years, Bruce and Helene were visited by Helene's nephew, Norbert Engel of Speisen-Elversberg, Germany, who considered them to be his Mom and Dad.
A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Bruce will always be in our hearts and never will be forgotten.
Beggs Funeral Home in Tallahassee is assisting the family with arrangements.
Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee
3322 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, FL 32311
Published in Salisbury Post on July 5, 2014