Charles Edward Coleman

April 28, 1932 ‒ July 16, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Charles Edward Coleman, 89, of Galion passed away Friday, July 16, 2021 at Magnolia Terrace in Galion.

He was born April 28, 1932 in Greenfield, Ohio and was the son of the late Dare and Goldie Mae (Everhart) Coleman. Charlie married Evelyn Marie (Seymour) on February 22, 1958 and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage until her passing on August 12, 2012.

He graduated from Buckskin High School in South Salem in 1950.  Charlie was mobilized with the 37th Infantry Division of the Ohio National Guard during the Korean Conflict spending his enlistment in Camp Polk, Louisiana. Following his discharge, he worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Chillicothe, before attending Indiana Institute of Technology in Ft. Wayne, Indiana where he received his degree in electronic engineering. He worked at the former Power Equipment Company in Galion from 1965 to 1970 and at the former Autocall Company in Shelby as an electrical engineer until his retirement in 1996.

Charlie enjoyed playing his tenor saxophone with the Community Christian Church praise band and participating in church related activities. He was a jazz record collector and member of the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors and the Fretted Instrument Guild. Charlie enjoyed playing in “jam sessions” at these events. He was also an amateur radio operator W8FIM, licensed since 1955 and enjoyed building and restoring antique radios.

He is survived by a son, Karl (Ann) Coleman of North Ridgeville, Ohio; daughter, Suzanne (Robert) Marinella of Bellville; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn Marie Marinella, Isabella Marie Coleman, Alek Matthew Coleman and Ian Joseph Coleman and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he is preceded in death by three sisters, Doris Coleman, Helen Bartley and an infant sister and a brother James David Coleman.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Dan Turner officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Christian Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Charles Coleman, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • So sorry for the loss of your dad. May happy memories bring you and your family comfort in the days to come.

  • I am so glad I had the pleasure of meeting Uncle Charlie. He was a great man. I am married to his sister Helens grandson, Thom Bartley. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing, but I am excited to know I will see him again in heaven.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. We had the privilege of hearing Charlie accompany a pianist at
    Mill Creek Nursing and Rehab in Galion.

  • Karl and Suzy and family,
    Sorry to hear about Charlie. I am sure he and Aunt Evelyn are with mom and dad playing cards and reminiscing about old times. Even thou they are gone the memory’s will carry on.

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