Karen M. Klein-Coleman, 53, of Philadelphia, N.Y., and formerly of Pocono Lake and Bear Creek, died May 6, 2013, at Samaritan Medical Center after a short illness.
She was born on 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 on Dec. 21, 2003, in Pennsylvania before moving to Philadelphia.
Mrs. Coleman worked for WPBS-DT as a master control operator in Watertown, N.Y. 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. She also published the newsletter The Historical Star.
She is survived by her husband, Gerry; her father, Robert Klein, Pennsylvania; 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 Sunday from 5 p.m. until the time of service.
Donations may be made in her memory to the
Online condolences may be made at www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.