WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. – Henderson B. Coleman, who most recently resided at Castle Point VA Hospital in Wappingers Falls, died Tuesday, March 8. He was 87.
Called “Henny” by family and friends, he was born on March 15, 1928, to Harry and Almeta Coleman, in the hamlet of Salt Point, N.Y.
He attended FDR High School where he excelled in sports and received many accolades, including an induction into the FDR Hall of Fame in June of 1999, and received commendation from U.S. Sen. Danie Patrick Moynihan and U.S. Rep. Sue Kelley. He excelled in football, baseball and basketball. He attended North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C., where he continued to excel in football.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1951 and served in the Korean War. He received the Korean Service Metal, with two Bronze Service Stars, the U.N Service Metal, the National Defense Service Metal, and the Good Conduct Army Metal.
After the Army, he was employed by the former Schatz Federal Bearing Company and continued his sports as a member of the local industrial leagues. He worked at the U.S Postal Service from which he retired in 1992, after 35 years of service.
He married Adrienne Brown un 1954.
He is survived by his wife, Adrienne; his children, Scott (Phyllis) of Camp Spring, Md.,, and Stacey, Sally and Sandy, all of Poughkeepsie; granddaughters, Dorienne, Cortney and Aden of Maryland, and Sarah of Poughkeepsie.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Keith, Howard and Herbert.
Visitation will be held Monday from 10-11 a.m. with a funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. at Joseph J. Darrow Funeral Home Inc., 39 S. Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie,. Interment will follow at the Union Cemetery, Hyde Park.
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