Fred T. Coleman, Jr., of Jamison, PA, passed away August 9th, 2019, age 84. Loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Born to Frederick T. Coleman Sr. and Edna Coleman, and raised in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, Fred graduated from Milton Hershey High School and Temple University. After his time in the Army at Governor’s Island in NYC, Fred worked for Philadelphia Electric Company in Employee Relations for 36 years. Retirement didn’t suit him, however, so he began a second career at Bucks County Transport until he was no longer able, in 2017. Married to Irene Schneider Coleman for 25 years until her death on August 8, 1982. Survived by his children, Kimberly Coleman Mehler, Fred T. Coleman III, Mark Coleman, and Tracy Coleman, his second wife Dorothy Coleman, her children Bill Kane and Michelle Calorio, 11 grandchildren, one great grandchild, many loving in-laws/significant others, his brother and sister–in–law Walter and Mary Coleman, and countless loving friends.
Fred was a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ, first in Ogontz, and then in Glenside. An avid reader and interested in many things: history, music, movies, sports, cars, and travel. He was an active member of the Philadelphia Athletics Association and through them was able to meet many of his boyhood heroes. Fred vacationed with his family and friends for many wonderful years in Ocean City, New Jersey, and later Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Fred was kind, smart, full of life, constantly curious, and loved to tell jokes. He will be missed by so many. Peace, Dad. Rest now.
Services will be held Saturday August 17th, 2019 at 10:00 am at Glenside United Church of Christ, 2160 Wharton Rd. Glenside, PA 19038. In lieu of flowers, it was Fred’s wish that if you would like to honor him, please consider making a donation to the Glenside United Church of Christ.Read More