Robert W. ‘Whitey’ Coleman Jr.
Robert W. “Whitey” Coleman Jr., 77, of Williamsport, has been celebrating in heaven with his wife of 41 years, Sylvia M. Coleman, who died Dec. 22, 2009, and other loved ones who have gone before him, since his passing at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.
When writing an obit the first thing you think of is work place, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. What is most important is who that person was. Robert W. “Whitey” Coleman Jr. was born Dec. 28, 1938, in Williamsport, a son of the late Robert W. and Irene (Bradley) Coleman Sr. and was a man of integrity, respect and character.
A graduate of Williamsport Area High School Class of 1957, he served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Whitey worked at Anchor Darling Valve, Halls Trucking and retired as a supervisor from the United States Post Office.
He was a man who taught his children life lessons that could be handed down generation from generation. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was loved by many, and he also cherished his family and friends. Whitey enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors at the family cabin. He was a model of the saying when the going gets tough, the tough get going. He never gave in or up. He was a man that believed that the Bible is the word and the word is of God.
His faith and passion will be truly missed by those who survive him; his children, Michael (Rose) Coleman, of Columbus, Ohio, Shelly (Jim) Gregg, of Danville, Michelle (Ron) Moyer, of Gettysburg, Tina Fraley, Terrie Coleman, both of Williamsport and Robbie Coleman, of Mifflinburg; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his siblings, Jack Coleman Sr., of Williamsport, William “Billy” Coleman, Donna Probst, both of Lock Haven and Linda Devillier, of La.
In keeping with his wishes, services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations in Whitey’s name may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.