William G. Coleman – March 8, 2017


Livonia: Peacefully on March 8, 2017 at age 73. Bill is predeceased by his wife, Marilyn Coleman, and his parents William & Elizabeth Coleman. He is survived by his son, Michael Coleman, his sister, Rosemary Coleman, his brother, Robert Coleman, and his ex-wife and good friend Sandra Coleman. Also survived by his brothers-in-law; Roger (Sharlene) Vanderbrook and Steven (Gail) Vanderbrook, several nieces & nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.

Bill was an avid buyer and seller of antiques and collectibles. He was a unique guy with a fantastic sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by so many.

No prior calling hours. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, at 1pm at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road (Rte 20A), Livonia, NY. A reception will be held immediately following at JJ Leisures Restaurant, Lakeville, NY. Burial will be held privately at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Livonia, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s Memory to the Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary Street, Clayton, NY 13624 or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 or visit online at http://tribute.themmrf.org/WilliamColeman. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:


10 thoughts on “William G. Coleman – March 8, 2017

  1. I worked many years with Bill – we shared many good times. He was well liked by everyone he worked with and went out of his way to please people. We shared a love of antiques and collectibles and spent much time discussing these. When he retired, we use to see and spend time together at the casino and breakfast in Springwater. He then gave up gambling and we did not see much of him. We unfortunately did not know he was sick. We were unable to attend his memorial service because we were in Florida. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of Bill’s family – he was a great person and will be missed………
    Cassie Dennison and Ed Schneider

  2. To all of Bill’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. We have always picked on each other every time we saw each other. He will be missed.

  3. I didn’t know Bill Coleman, but the name is certainly familiar. My husband’s name was Robert, we have several Williams in our family, and my son is Michael. I have been the genealogist for the Coleman’s for many years, and am intrigued to see if this one is a family I missed. lf you are interested, I would be happy to send you a copy of our family tree. It starts in 1810 or so, up to the present time. We are having a reunion in August-2nd Saturday. If we do find a connection, it’d be wonderful to meet some of the family members. There is no great rush, believe me, I understand what this time is like. My sympathies and prayers are with you.
    Joan Coleman
    47 Adsit st.
    Hornell, NY 14843

  4. It was wonderful to meet Bill last summer and learn of his love of Long Point Park and Conesus Lake History. Sympathies to his family and friends…he will be missed.

  5. Bill will be missed . Morning coffee ,Thursday breakfast, Tuesday dinner, and his smile and sense of humer.

  6. I have many fond memories – I will truly miss your infectious smile and laugh – You are with Marilyn now a match made in heaven and you both are there now together again. Going to miss you God Bless you!!!

  7. You will be missed dear friend! I am so glad you were there to celebrate my Birthday with us. You are now with Marilyn and happy. Glad you were in our lives!

  8. Gail Vanderbrook and family,
    So sorry for your loss of Bill. I did not know him well but when I saw him he always seemed to be smiling. He had a Hello for everyone he met.
    God Bless you and all your family and bring you peace.
    Joyce Andrewlavage

  9. Sandy, So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I did not know him well, but remember him from church. He was always so pleasant when I saw him at your house. I am sure he will be missed by family and friends.
    Diane Winter

  10. Sandy, so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Who would have thought that only 8 months after he came to Doug’s celebration of life that he would be having one too. Cancer is a terrible thing, and I’m sure he will get to see Doug again in heaven. May they both rest in peace.

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