Bernard J. Coleman Jr., age 81, of Gladstone, formerly of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Wednesday afternoon, October 27, 2010, at the Bayview Manor, where he currently resided.
Bernard was born, September 22, 1929, in Evansville, Indiana, the son of Bernard Sr. and Doretha (Gelhausen) Coleman. He was a 1947 graduate of Old Central High School and was a member of the state football championship team of 1944.
Bernard continued his education, receiving his bachelor degree in education, from the University of Evansville. He went on to achieve his master degree, from Xavier University, in Cincinnati, OH, in 1969. Throughout his career, Bernard taught and coached boys high school basketball, in Michigan and Indiana, before suffering from heart problems and retiring in 1977. Bernard was a United State Air Force Veteran, serving during the Korean war, with the occupation forces in Germany. He was awarded medals of accommodation which included, the Army Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal WWII, German Occupation Medal and the National Defense Medal. Bernard was a member of the VFW Post #1114, in Evansville, the Air Force AACS Alumni Association, Air Force Sergeant
I am so sorry for your loss, I will really miss talking to Bubby. I had just talked to him Mon night and he was going to play dominos.He sounded so much like dad and papa,I will really miss him,he was allways so up beat after all the problems he has had. I wish I could of visited him before he passed away. Take Care
Kim and Bruce Kessler
Our Deepest Sympathy, to The Colemans. I will always remember Bub in our thoughts & prayers. I enjoyed talking to him on the phone weekly. Uncle Bub spoiled me rotten growing up & we will deeply miss him.
Mike & Debbie Coleman Fuquay, Niece
The entire Roush family sends our deepest sympathies to our nephews,Sean & Shane along with their lovely children Sean, Alexis, Alexandra & Ethan, in the loss of their father/grandfather. You are all in our hearts and prayers at this sad time. Bub’s suffering has now ended and he’s in a much better place.
Barbara, Darryl, Dexter, Tina, Dale, Bonnie, Hank, Susie and all the nieces and nephews
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Sean & Karyn on the loss of Seans father. Any loss of a family member can be devastating. He could always count on you when he needed anything. You guys were good to him. Our thoughts & prayers go out to you.
Dale & Laurie Brunette
Our thoughts and prayers are with our “brother in blue”, Sgt. Shane Coleman, and his family in the loss of his beloved father, Bernard J. Coleman. Due to the distance, most of us here at the Fort Wayne Police Department did not have the privilege of meeting Shane’s dad. From time to time, however, Shane would share wonderful memories of the special relationship he shared with his father. We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to the Coleman family in their loss.
The Men and Women Assigned to the Southeast Division of the Fort Wayne Police Department
Fort Wayne, IN