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John B. Coleman

May 27, 2019 , 2019

John B. ColemanJohn B. Coleman, 78, of Watertown passed away Monday, May 27, 2019, at Hospice of Jefferson County.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, June 4, from 4 - 7 PM at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc. The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, June 5, at 10 AM at St. Patrick's Church, Watertown, NY.

John was born in Watertown on April 10, 1941, son of Robert and Vivian Audette Coleman. He was a graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy and attended night school and achieved his Associates Degree.

He served honorably in the US Army from September 22, 1960 to September 18, 1962, receiving the Good Conduct Medal. For over 50 years, John had a hand in building many homes and businesses, including the Elks Lodge and Cavallario's, as an electrician and general contractor.

He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church and in his younger years, was an altar boy at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church and excelled in basketball and baseball at IHA. John was a member of IBEW Local Union 910. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing, cooking, watching sports, watching golf and football, and especially spending time with his family and friends. For several years he lived and wintered in Florida.

He is survived by his three children, Jacqueline V. Keegan, Watertown, John B. Coleman, Jr., Sackets Harbor, and Steven J. LaLonde, Allen, TX; five grandchildren, Samantha Keegan, Noah Roark, Kaeen Pithsorth, Harmonee LaLonde, and Preslee LaLonde; and two great-grandchildren, Keegan B. Law and Jordan M. Law; three sisters, Roberta Franks, Rosemarie Coleman, and Maureen Schatz, all of Watertown; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with his parents John was predeceased by his two sisters, Dorothy and Bernadette Coleman.

Donations in his name may be made to either Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., or Immaculate Heart Central School Booster Club, 1316 Ives St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#12 Ann Sexton McGovern 2019-06-03 20:37
Thoughts and prayers to all that John left behind, especially his family. God speed, John.
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#11 Frank Coleman 2019-06-02 02:04
Rest In Peace John. Cousin, Frank Coleman
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#10 Dorothy V. Cusack 2019-06-01 08:55
Condolences from your sister Roberta Franks. And you’re nice Dorothy nephew Gordon nice Mary and nephew Richard. We love you and miss you . Fly high on Eagle wings .
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#9 Sheri Soluri 2019-05-31 20:28
RIP John. You always made us feel like family. Thank you for being Aubree's "Papa #2". She loved your "cheese curd". You were a good guy with many stories, and lots of knowledge! I am blessed to have known you. Fly high and watch over us. Xoxo
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#8 John Howard 2019-05-31 10:38
My condolences to all of John's family and friends.
For all who really knew him I'll quote him "key-me,he-me , hobbie-shobbie,

John .I'll see you "down by the quay

down by the gunzrries place

down phoon street by the boston buttleworks, just pass the G joint"
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#7 Catherine Kissel 2019-05-31 00:16
Rest in Peace John.
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#6 Lynn and Jan Krafft 2019-05-30 21:06
John was a good friend and great cook. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our best to all the family.
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#5 Cindy Riches 2019-05-30 10:04
Jackie, we are sorry for your loss. Keep the good memories alive in your heart.
Your Friends at ABC Self-Storage
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#4 John Howard 2019-05-30 09:08
R.I.P. John, You were a good friend.
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#3 Cheryl Lawlor 2019-05-29 23:45
So sorry to hear of Johns passing.. He was a great guy and made the best pizza.
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