Karen Marie Klein-Coleman, 53, of Philadelphia, N.Y., formerly of Pocono Lake and Bear Creek, died Monday at Samaritan Medical Center after a short illness. She is survived by her husband, Gerry.
She was born Oct. 11, 1959, in Scranton, the daughter of Robert and Mary Mackar Klein. Karen graduated from Pocono Central High School and married Gerard W. Coleman, Dec. 21, 2003, in Pennsylvania and moved to Philadelphia. Mrs. Coleman worked for WPBS-DT as a master control operator in Watertown. She was also a certified optician in Pennsylvania.
Karen was active in promoting the history of Philadelphia as the first secretary of the Philadelphia Historical Society and also published the newsletter "The Historical Star."
She is also survived by her father, Robert Klein, Pennsylvania; and several cousins.
Funeral service will be Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Burial will be in Pennsylvania.
Visitation hours will be held Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. before the service at the funeral home.
Donation may be made in her memory to the
Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfu neralservices.com