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Dennis Coleman


Dennis Coleman passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 only days after his 60th birthday at Hershey Medical Center, while recovering from a recent surgery. 

Dennis was born December 14, 1957 in Harrisburg Pa., the son of the late Russell and Leah (Greenaway) Coleman and was a devout member of St. Catherine Laboure Parish.

He graduated from Father Judge High School (Class of 1976), Pierce Junior College and Penn State University (Class of 1982.) Dennis proudly retired after 35 years of service at the Defense Logistics Agency in New Cumberland, Pa. and viewed his work as his way of supporting the troops. Nothing mattered more to Dennis than his family and friends.

He was married for 35 years to JoAnn (Nesgoda) Coleman and was the proud dad of Ryan Coleman. He loved kayaking with his friends, going to the track, family poker nights, Diet Coke runs, the Phillies and was always looking for a good time for all.

While the world dealt him challenges, he made the biggest impact on so many people and marched through life with the biggest smile. 

He is also survived by his brother Jeffrey and wife Judy of Maple Shade, N.J., brother Russell of West Palm Beach, Fla., sister Leah (Ginger) Gosling of Bradenton, Fla., and nieces and nephews throughout the country. 

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Catherine Laboure Roman Catholic Church, with the Very Rev. Neil S. Sullivan, VF, Pastor, Celebrant. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery. A viewing was held on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Fackler-Wiedeman Funeral Home, 2253 Derry Street, Harrisburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine Laboure Roman Catholic Church, 4000 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111.