Gerald B. Coleman, 89, of Ludlow, a member of the Greatest Generation, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015. Born June 14, 1925 in Ulysses, NE, he was the son of the late Harry and Anna Coleman.
Gerald proudly served his country during WWII as a member of the U.S. Armys famous 95th Infantry Division. Renowned for fighting back fierce German counter attacks, the division earned the nickname The Iron Men of Metz for defending and liberating the city.
A longtime Ludlow resident, Gerald worked as a chemical operator for Monsanto Chemical Company, retiring with 42 years of service. He married Edith Thomas in 1947 and they shared 45 years together. He loved animals, especially dogs, raising Boston Terriers for many years alongside Edith.
Gerald is survived by his son-in-law Edward Provost; his grandchildren Karla Provost and Jennifer Provost of Ludlow and Bryan Provost of Holyoke. Sadly he was predeceased by his wife Edith (Thomas) Coleman in 1992 and his daughter Linda Provost in 2014.
All services are private