Edward Joseph Coleman, 77, of rural Geneseo, died Monday, May 27, 2019, at Hammond-Henry Hospital Long Term Care Living Center. A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 31 at St. Malachy Catholic Church, in Geneseo. A visitation for the family will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Fr. Michael Pakula will officiate. Cremation will be accorded and a private inurnment held at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, is assisting with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Geneseo Education Foundation, the Geneseo Food Pantry, or St. Malachy Catholic Church, Geneseo.
Ed was born in Eaton, Ohio, on June 26, 1941. He graduated from Dixon-Israel Township High School in Eaton and from The Ohio State University, in Columbus. On June 20, 1964, he married Christy Stare in Zanesville, Ohio. Ed was retired from sales, marketing, and finance positions with the John Deere Construction Equipment Division of Deere and Company, where he’d worked for 35 years. He was a member of the Geneseo Kiwanis and Ohio State University Alumni Association. After retirement, if he wasn’t mowing his lawn or attending estate auctions and tractor shows, Ed enjoyed traveling with his wife, Christy, and watching his grandsons play sports and perform in musicals, choirs, and concerts.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Christy (Stare) Coleman, of Geneseo; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Nancy (Tittel) Coleman, of Woodbridge, Va.; his children and their spouses, Elizabeth Coleman, of Minneapolis, Minn.; Anne (Coleman) and Gordon Sammons, of Geneseo; Mike Coleman; and Steve and Susan (Cucci) Coleman, of Geneseo. He also is survived by nine grandsons, Christian (Charleston, Ill.), Erik, Evan, Will, and Cy Sammons; and Connor, Daniel, Liam, and Ryan Coleman, all of Geneseo. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ella (Clancy) Coleman, of Eaton, Ohio