Kenneth Coleman
Kenneth Coleman
Kenneth Coleman
Kenneth Coleman

Obituary of Kenneth Joseph Coleman

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Kenneth Joseph Coleman, 82, of Bristol passed away at home early on April 10th after a brief illness.

He was born in Carbondale PA to Kenneth and Marion (Bailey) Coleman and raised in River Edge NJ.  After graduating from RiverDell HS, he enlisted in the USAF and served proudly in Rejyakvik Iceland.  Upon discharge from the service Ken went on to work in the film editing field, first for Screen Gems and later establishing his own production company in NYC. His work won a number of Clio Awards for film editing.  These were happy years for him as he and his late wife, Mari (McElrath) raised two sons, Keith Weston Coleman and Kenneth “Chris” Coleman in Stamford.

During the 1980’s, Ken  closed his business and moved to Eastham, later Orleans, Cape Cod where he began his second career as an electrician.  In 1991, Ken met and married Mira (Fish) and upon their  retirement, in 2005, the couple moved to Wilton, Maine where they lived for 11 years. In 2018 moved to Bristol, Maine to be nearer to the coast. 

Ken was an irascible but loving presence and was a perfectionist in all that he did, happiest when tending his garden beds,  working on engines.  Ken was a past member of the Orleans HDC and, in Wilton, enjoyed helping the Lions Club.

He leaves behind his wife Mira; his son Peter of Biddeford, ME; his son Keith of Los Angeles; his sister Mari (Bob) Brendel of Coronado Island, CA; and his two grandchildren, Sterling and Isaiah. Kenneth  was pre-deceased by his eldest son, Kenneth “Chris” Christian Coleman of Eastham MA; and his two brothers, Frank and Charlie Coleman, both of California.

If you wish, donations in Ken’s name may  be sent to the Bristol Fire and Rescue, Town Office, 1268 Bristol Rd, Box 339, Bristol ME 04539.

A private service of committal will be held at a future date.  Memories and condolences may be shared on his tribute wall.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Kenneth
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Direct Cremation of Maine
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Kenneth Coleman

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Kenneth Coleman

1940 - 2023

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