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Richard Paul Coleman

"Rick", age 68 living in Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach. Rick was born August 1, 1945 in Los Angeles County and died peacefully with his family near on August 10, 2012. He was diagnosed with MDS and his last months were spent at City of Hope as a stem cell bone marrow transplant recipient.

He graduated from USC and was drafted while in grad school, Rick served in the US Army in Thailand during the Viet Nam War.

Rick loved and restored cars throughout his life. Although Woodies and Porsches were among his favorites, 1950 Chevys were his passion.

He married in 1977, to the former Sue Fletcher, with two step-children, Scott and Wendy Fletcher, Rick was a loving husband, proud Dad, and later proud grandparent of Wendy's twins, Charlie and Dylan.

A real estate sales agent and sales manager for 39 years at Shorewood Realtors at the Manhattan Beach Boulevard office, his loyalty to Shorewood was unprecedented. Rick received the Woody McCain Award for Outstanding Agent in 2005, and was a respected member of the Manhattan Beach community

In lieu of flower, please contribute to your cancer research group or to City of Hope in Duarte, CA. . Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 21, 2012
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