E. Jerome ‘Jerry’ Coleman

E. Jerome “Jerry” Coleman, 76, of Dushore, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at his home.

Born July 21, 1937, in Sayre, he was a son of the late Emil E. and Helen M. Radka Coleman. He and his wife, the former Sarah A. Iddings, celebrated 39 years of marriage on July 19, 2013.

Jerry graduated from the former Turnpike High School, Class of 1956 and served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He was employed at the former First National Bank of Dushore as a bookkeeper and teller, before becoming the manager and assistant cashier of the Eagles Mere branch. Jerry also served as assistant manager of the Dushore branch.

A member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Trinity Chapel, Mildred, Jerry served various positions in the church, including Trustee, Congregational Council member and sang in the church choir. Jerry was very much a people person who enjoyed giving back to his community through his volunteering efforts with various church and civic organizations, many of which he served as treasurer for. He was an original board member of the Sullivan Terrace and enjoyed volunteering for the Area Agency on Aging and the Sullivan County Food Pantry. Jerry had a love for his home, family and especially his grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Todd E. and wife Dana Coleman of Phoenixville and Matthew V. Coleman of Dushore; two grandchildren, Jacob O. and Adelyn E. Coleman, both of Phoenixville; and two brothers, John L. Coleman of Horseheads, N.Y. and Francis W. Coleman of Elkridge, Md.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his step-mother, Stella Kelly Coleman.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mildred, with Rev. Robert P. Kaltenbaugh officiating. Burial will be held privately in the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 7642 Rt. 487, Mildred, PA 18632, or Memorial Hospital Hospice at www.memorialhospital.org, or National Parkinson Foundation at www.parkinson.org.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.