Mr. Stephen J. Coleman, age 65, of Utica, passed away unexpectedly on Friday August 22, 2014 in Columbia, S.C.
He was born on September 17, 1948 in San Mateo, CA, a son of Robert Coleman and the late Evelyn Ullrich Coleman. Stephen attended local schools, having been a graduate of T.R.ProctorHigh School. On August 11, 1968, he was united in marriage to Vincenza Montana in Blessed Sacrament Church, a blessed union of 46 years.
Stephen proudly served our country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict.
He was employed for many years with the US Postal Service, until his retirement in 2004. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Utica Chapter, Utica Post #229, and of the Retired Members of the American Postal Workers Union.
Surviving are his beloved wife, Vincenza; his father, Robert Coleman and wife Ethel of S.C.; one son, Stephen Coleman Jr. of Utica; one daughter and son-in-law, Tricia and Mark Service, of Frankfort; his cherished grandchildren, Alexandria Rose Service and twins, Thomas Francis and Nicholas Joseph Service; one sister, Debra Tomaselli of NY Mills; one brother and sister-in-law, Kim and Sharon Coleman of Utica; and several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Craig Robert Coleman in 1975.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 10:00 am in St. Marks Church, with the Rev. Mark Pasik officiating and Military Honors conferred. There will be no public visitation.
The family will receive visitors at the conclusion of mass in church.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt Thank You to Debbie Griffith for her love and support at such a difficult time.
Saturday, September 13 2014