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A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated later in 2021 for Robert C. Coleman, Jr., a resident of Oak Crest Village, who died on April 1, 2021. Born in Indiana, PA he would add, "Jimmy Stewart's hometown," as he would introduce himself. Following graduation from the State Teachers College, Indiana, PA, now Indiana University of PA, he enlisted in the Navy and graduated from the Naval Officer Candidate School at Newport, RI. He served almost five years of active duty during the Korean War, aboard the U.S.S. Chickaskia.

While attending a service at Mission San Buenaventura in Ventura, CA, he met wife-to-be, Lou Ann Beacom. They married and came east in 1955. Bob joined the Baltimore County School System that year, serving as a teacher, assistant principal and mainly personnel administrator for thirty-four years.

Family was primary in his life--being involved in the lives of their six children was challenging and rewarding to Bob who was an only child. Camping vacations to multiple state and national parks provided many memories when the children were young. An active lifestyle was important to Bob, enjoying retirement playing golf and bicycling on the North Central Trail.

Religion was a guiding force throughout his life. Prior to Oak Crest, Bob was active at St. Joseph's Church in Cockeysville where he was a choir member for twenty years and a parish council member. He was also active in the Catholic Community at Oak Crest. Singing enriched his retirement as he sang in barbershop choruses, church choirs and the Oak Crest Chorus.

He is predeceased by his loving wife, Lou Ann. Surviving are their two daughters, Julie of Annapolis, MD and Marisa of Old Lyme, CT; four sons, Brian of Jarrettsville, MD, Michael of Cancun, Mexico, Christopher of Del Ray Beach, FL, and Daniel of West Chester, PA and nine grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Crest Benevolent Care Fund, 8800 Walther Blvd., Parkville, MD 21234.

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Published in Baltimore Sun on Apr. 4, 2021.
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April 7, 2021
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Mr.Coleman over the years when he has visited his daughter, my friend Marisa. I would look out the window and see him walking around the neighborhood or at church. Such a sweet soul. He will be missed greatly by many. I know his beautiful wife is happy to receive him with open arms. I’m sorry to all of you for your loss. Julie O’Brien
Julie O’Brien
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April 7, 2021
The entire Coleman family is in our thoughts and prayers.
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Stephanie
Neighbor
April 4, 2021
My father was a man that did for others freely and without need for acknowledgment. He will be dearly missed in our family and I’m sure at the Oakcrest community also. May he Rest In Peace.
Marisa Hartmann
Daughter
April 4, 2021
What an extraordinary kind & humble man Robert had to have been to raise a son like Christopher, a dear friend of mine. Chris is a very gentle, loving & generous man. I extend my heartfelt sympathies for his loss. Blessings to his siblings. — Donna Paul
Donna
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April 4, 2021
I grew up right down the street from Mr Coleman. He was a great person and always had smile on his face
Michele Parks
April 4, 2021
My family met the Coleman's when we moved next door to them in August, 1995. Very congenial folks, and the best of neighbors. Our sincere condolences to his family.
Gregory, Susan, Laura, and Michael Stec
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April 4, 2021
Born April 18, 1928.
Died April 1, 2021.
... 2 & 1/2 Weeks Before
Celebrating His 93rd Birthday!
Julie
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