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Fred L. Coleman

December 4, 1933 - August 1, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Warm-hearted kindness and his wonderful sense of humor


Service Date: August 26, 2017

In Lieu of Flowers: None

Obituaries » Fred L. Coleman

Fred L. Coleman passed away on Tuesday, August 1st at Troy Hills Center in Parsippany. He was 83.

Fred was born in Philadelphia but grew up in the Bronx. Following graduation from high school Fred served in the United State Army for three years in Operations Intelligence with Top Secret Clearance. Six months of this time was spent in the Arctic which contributed to Fred’s lifelong distaste for the cold.

Fred moved to Parsippany over 55 years ago after taking a job with Dell Publishing in Pine Brook as a terminal operator. Later he worked for BASF in Whippany in data processing.

Fred’s great passion was portrait photography which he did professionally as a sideline for many years.

Fred’s warm-hearted kindness and his wonderful sense of humor drew friends to him like bees to honey.

In retirement Fred volunteered at the Parsippany United Methodist Church where he was a beloved member, serving as the “office minister.”

Fred was predeceased by his son, Leonard Coleman and his daughter, Valerie Campbell.

Survivors include his daughter, Veronica Camp; his many grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Gathering from 10:00 – 11:00 am on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Parsippany United Methodist Church. 903 South Beverwyck Road, Parsippany. With a Memorial Service at 11:00 am to follow. Cremation was Private. Arrangements were under the direction of the Par-Troy Funeral Home. 95 Parsippany Rd, Parsippany. (973) 887 – 3235 or visit Reception to follow after the service.