Jan Kahn Coleman
1942 - 2020
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Coleman, Jan Kahn
1942 - 2020
Jan Kahn Coleman, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, avid animal lover and philanthropist, passed away in the early morning of October 6th, 2020 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She was 77 years old, and was surrounded by her entire loving family and favorite dog Zindi.
Jan was born in Salem, Oregon in 1942. Soon after, her parents, Rubye Friedman Kahn and Max Edward Kahn, moved the family to Atlanta, Georgia where she grew up with her two brothers. Jan married Lawrence Roger Coleman on January 30, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia. They had three children together, and raised them in Baltimore, Maryland.
Jan served multiple terms as the President for the National Council of Jewish Women. After her children were grown, she went back to college to earn her degree as a Social Worker. Jan worked for many years at the Wellness Community in Baltimore to provide social work services for the elderly and sick. She also volunteered to serve as President of her community association.
Jan always tried to help others, particularly those less fortunate. Her compassionate, anonymous, quiet approach helped relatives, friends, strangers, and even animals. Amongst her most amazing attributes were her total devotion to family, enthusiasm for life, loving disposition and extreme generosity.
Jan leaves behind a family that loved and adored her. She will eternally be missed by so many.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lawrence Roger Coleman. Her children, Jerald Lawrence Coleman, Roger Bryan Coleman (Wife:: Lisa King Coleman) and Lisa Coleman Frank (Husband:: Brooke Lawrence Frank). As well as her grandchildren Cole Lawrence Frank, Madison Ryan Frank and Grace Emma Coleman. She was predeceased by her brother and sister in law, Jerry and Gail Kahn.
In lieu of flowers, the Coleman's request a donation to Alzheimer's Research in Jan's name. To: 2215 Gateway Center Dr., PO Box 1950,Clarksburg, MD 20871. To send condolences please visit www.toalebrothers.com.



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Published in Herald Tribune from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, 2020.
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October 19, 2020
Jan was like another mom to me when Lisa and I were in grade school. I always had the best time sleeping over the Coleman house! It was like CAMP! I will never forget Jan’s kindness and genuine heart! She will be deeply missed. My family and I send our heartfelt sympathy to the Coleman and Frank families during this difficult time.
Jennifer Traub
Friend
October 19, 2020
Jan was the epitome of love and care for others and she treated our family like it was her very own. She was always full of fun, wit and adventure and lit up every room. She touched so many and will be missed deeply. We love you aunt Jan and wishing you peace and Godspeed.
David, Jennifer, Bennett, Harry & William Kahn
Family
October 18, 2020
RIP Jan
Roger Kahn
Brother
October 17, 2020
In loving memory of Aunt Jan. We Love & miss you always.
Thoughts & Prayers for the Coleman Dynasty
The Kasoff Family
Friend
October 16, 2020
Rest In Peace Mrs. Coleman. It was a pleasure taking care of you over the past year. You will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Coleman, Zindi, and the rest of the Coleman family during this difficult time.
Lakechia D. Lovell
Friend
October 16, 2020
Rest In Peace Mrs. Coleman. It was a pleasure taking care of you over the past year. You will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Coleman, Zindi, and the rest of the Coleman family.
Lakechia D. Lovell
Friend
October 16, 2020
Rest In Peace Mrs. Coleman. It was a pleasure taking care of you over the past year. You will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Coleman, Zindi and the rest of the Coleman family during this difficult time.
Lakechia D. Lovell
Friend
October 16, 2020
The MOST caring person ANYONE will ever have the pleasure of knowing or meeting. She touched so MANY lives anonymously! A beautiful person, Terrific wife and GREAT Mom ! ❤❤
Jerry
Son
October 15, 2020
We remember Jan fondly; her great sense of humor, kindness and direct communication. We enjoyed befriending her children and grandchildren. We are thinking of all of you in this time and sending our love.
Emily Strulson
Friend
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