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John Joseph Coleman, Jr.

OCEAN PINES–John Joseph Coleman, Jr., passed away peacefully at home in Ocean Pines on Dec. 3, 2013. Born Feb. 20, 1940 in Pittston, Pa., he leaves behind his beloved wife of 51 years, Dolores (Dee, nee Dauses). He is survived by five children: John J. Coleman III, and his wife, Sherrie, of Rochester, N.Y.; Kathleen Dangle and her husband, Mark, of University Park; Michael Coleman and his wife, Susan Wolf, of Columbia; Michelle Traxel and her husband, James, of Annapolis; and Andrew Coleman of Lockport, N.Y.
John was the proud grandfather of John J. Coleman IV; Matthew, Nathan, and Hayden Dangle; McKenna and Conor Traxel; and Joshua and Trevor Coleman. He is survived by his brother Patrick F. Coleman, and his wife, Rhoda, his sister Ann Marie McDonnell and her husband, Carbra J. III, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John J. Coleman, Sr. and Regina (nee Donnelly), and his godson Carbra J. McDonnell IV.
Raised in Baltimore, John graduated from Loyola High School and Loyola University Maryland and served as an officer in the US Army. He and his family moved to Western, N.Y. where he spent more than 25 years in Lockport, N.Y.
He retired from Harrison Radiator in January of 1999 to Ocean Pines where he was an active member of; Ancient Order of the Hibernians, Elks Club, American Legion, and Delmarva American Irish Club. He was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather who shared his life experiences, interest in politics, and love of sports.
A memorial service will be held on Dec. 14, at 9 a.m. at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. A donation in his memory may be made to Johns Hopkins University, Dept. of Medicine, 5200 Eastern Ave. MFL Center Tower, Suite 356, Baltimore, Md. 21224.
Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent via