‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before George's visitation.

George F. Coleman


CANTON- Funeral services for George F. Coleman, 67, of 1775 County Route 14 Canton, NY will be private. There will be no calling hours at Mr. Coleman’s request.   Mr. Coleman died on Thursday evening, July 09, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.

Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.

George Coleman was born on January 10, 1953, in Potsdam, NY.  He was the son of the late Willis H. and Gladys Mae (Tuper) Coleman Sr.  He was a graduate of Colton High School.  On July 13, 1974, he married Pamela Marie Barney at the Grace Episcopal Church in Canton.   George worked as a Grinder and Finisher at Corning Glass until his retirement due to health problems.  He enjoyed working in his garage, going to diners, visiting with friends and family, most of all he loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandson Ethyn.

He is survived by his wife Pamela Coleman, his sons; Jason Coleman and his wife Christine of Gouverneur and Justin Coleman and his wife Christina of Dekalb.   He is survived by his grandson, Ethyn, and step-granddaughters; Julia and Bailey.  

  His siblings; Willis H. (Judy) Coleman Jr. of West Potsdam, Richard (Tammy) Coleman of Pierrepont, NY, Lisa (Gordon) Ford of Hannawa Falls and Linda (Dennis) Eickhoff of Colton also survive him.  George is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, and aunts and uncles. He is also survived by his Toots, his beloved Peek a poo pup whom he adored and brought him much happiness.

He was predeceased by his brother, Steven Coleman.

George was so proud of his sons, Jason and Justin.  He and Pam were married 45 years, 11 months, 9 days and it would have been 46 years on Monday, July 13.  He faced many obstacles with his health, multiple surgeries, hospitalizations, and dialysis for 19 years and he continued to fight to spend more time with family and we faced the obstacles together.  George was a kind, funny, smart individual.  He will be truly missed.

Thank you to Dr. Michael Seidman for taking care of George and facing the obstacles with him, As George’s wife, I cannot express enough for his guidance through many difficult situations.  Thank you to Dr. Jaitly for also being a part of George’s care with understanding and compassion.  Thank you to the Agarwal Dialysis staff for continuing to care and support George’s needs.  Thank you to Dr. Suroweic for always getting George through difficult times, surgeries, and hospitalizations.  Thank you to the staff of Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center for caring for George during the multiple hospitalizations, I must also thank our friends, Donna, The Poor Family, The Hall Family, so many friends who were there for us through good and difficult times.  Pastor Floyd who continues to support our family.  Thank you to the gentlemen from Fox and Murray and Frary Medical Transportation who were always kind and helped me get George in and out of dialysis.  

Donations in George’s memory may be made to The Agarwal Renal Center, the Morley Fire Department or to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.

Online condolences may be made at www.LaRuePitcher.com.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of George Coleman, please visit our flower store.


Difficult as it may be i must say what my heart feels. You were a kind funny person. The house is empty without you and lonely. You fought so hard and I would have taken care of you forever. It's difficult to fill my days as you we did that together caring for you. I know your watching over me and our sons as I get cardinals many times a day. Till we meet again I will make you proud.

Pamela Coleman Jul 19 2020 12:00 AM

Im so sorry Pam and boys for your loss. I just found out about Georges passing. I always enjoyed our talks when he would call about his bills. He will be missed. He sure was a fighter

Kelly Amo Jul 15 2020 12:00 AM

Pam, Jason and family.... We are so sorry for your loss. George was a wonderful man and grandfather to Ethyn. Thinking of you all. Lots of Love From: Josh and Amanda (Mitchell) Kerr & kids. Also, Beverly Kerr.

Amanda Mitchell-Kerr Jul 15 2020 12:00 AM

So Very Sorry for the loss of Uncle George. May all of your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this most difficult time. He was a true fighter and will be missed dearly. We love you, Stacie, Mike,Joshua, Ryan and Todd

Stacie Carroll Jul 14 2020 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to Pam and her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sally & John Sullivan Jul 14 2020 12:00 AM

Pam and family. We are so sorry to hear about George. Thinking of you all during this sad time. We are next door if you ever need anything. Laurie and Dave Martin

Laurie Martin Jul 13 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers and thoughts to you Pam, Justin and Jason. George was a great person.

Theresa and Todd Jul 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of George Coleman

A Friend of both families Jul 12 2020 12:00 AM

To Rick, Willis, and all family and friends -- I am so sorry for your loss! Nothing but the very best wishes to you all in the challenges with this loss of a dearly loved one.
geo Kahn

geo Kahn Jul 12 2020 12:00 AM

I have found memories of talking with George. A very courageous, strong man with un unbelievable will to survive, with an equally amazing wife. So sorry for your loss

Wendy Nichols Jul 12 2020 12:00 AM

Show More Entries