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Glenn R. Coleman, Jr.

Glenn R. Coleman, Jr., age 89, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021.

Born in Crumpton, MD, in 1931, Glenn was the son of the late Glenn R. Coleman, Sr., and Nettie Neal Coleman. He graduated from Sudlersville High Scholl in Maryland with the class of 1948. He was a graduate of Goldey Beacom. He served in the U.S. Navy at Bainbridge, MD from 1951 to 1955. He began work with DuPont in 1957 at the DuPont Engineering Louviers Site and worked there until 1980 when he transferred to the Corporate Employee Relations Department where he consulted and worked with many of the DuPont Plant sites. He retired in 1985 after 28 years with DuPont. He started his own consulting business (Ability Measurement and Development) and continued to do consulting with DuPont at multiple plant sites. In addition, he also did consulting at Arco Chemical Company and Merck Pharmaceutical Company.

Glenn enjoyed playing golf and belonged to the DuPont Country Club and was a member of the Automotive Golf League for many years. He was also a former member of the Rehoboth Beach Country Club.

Glenn was predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-law: Robert (Ellen Ross), Billy (Mildred), Jimmy (Kathryn), brother Jesse, sister Barbara Ann, and brother-in-law Elwood Jack Moore. He is survived by his wife, Regina; his sister, Patricia; his daughters: Theresa Coleman (Carol LaPenta) and Betsy Coleman Kelley; and step-son Cary Alexander (Sarah); Granddaughters: Kristen Hessey Howell (Ricky), Lauren Hessey Birch (Jason), Riley Elizabeth Alexander and Mary Helen Alexander. Also seven great-grandchildren: Avery, Jameson, Brennan, and Hadleigh (Howell) and Piper, Jackson, and Ellison (Birch), and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at Kutz Rehabilitation and Nursing Home for the great care and services provided to Glenn.

Glenn was a tremendous family man and will be deeply missed by his family and many, many friends.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Ronald McDonald House, 1901 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803.

Funeral Services

All services will be private.


    Joyce Benton lit a candle
    04/10/2021 02:48 pm
    william a potts lit a candle and writes,
    Along with Bob one of my Favorites. I see his middle name ( which he hated ) just an initial not spelled out
    04/10/2021 02:51 pm
    Linda and Russell Hanann writes,
    So sorry for your loss Betsy. Prayers for you and your family.
    04/10/2021 02:59 pm
    Judy Coleman writes,
    So sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. I thought very highly of him. Thinking of you.
    04/10/2021 03:18 pm
    Linda Chaney writes,
    Teri——Irene and I send our sincere sympathy to you and your family.
    04/10/2021 03:28 pm
    Susan Chance lit a candle and writes,
    Terry & Betsy. So sorry for your loss! Sending prayers for your family! Susan
    04/10/2021 04:45 pm
    Jeanette Allen lit a candle and writes,
    My deepest condolences to Terry and her family. Big hugs and prayers ❤️🙏🙏🙏
    04/10/2021 05:30 pm
    Nancy Cunningham lit a candle and writes,
    So sorry for your loss Alexander family! Sending our condolences - Nancy, Sam and Lauren
    04/10/2021 06:37 pm
    Julie and Shawn Miner writes,
    Sending our thoughts prayers to all of you at this sad time. Julie and Shawn
    04/10/2021 07:14 pm
    Sue Pierson and Judy Lesher lit a candle and writes,
    Our hearts go out to the family. His daughter, Terri Coleman, was one of the great gifts he leaves us.
    04/10/2021 07:50 pm
    Connie and Frank Varone (#26) lit a candle and writes,
    Please accept our condolences, Genie, on the passing of Glenn. We will miss seeing him at our neighborhood events.
    04/10/2021 08:03 pm
    Eleanor Oster lit a candle and writes,
    I’m so sad to hear that Glenn passed. He was such a delightful person. Always had a smile and a joke to greet you. He was a special guy.
    04/10/2021 09:17 pm
    Carol Edwards lit a candle and writes,
    So sad to hear of Glenn's passing. He was like a mentor to me when I first started working for DuPont at Louviers in 1974. He was an incredible person and I have many fond memories of him. RIP Glenn.
    04/11/2021 09:21 am
    Christine Mercante lit a candle and writes,
    I went out to dinner with Glenn several times and always found him to be very entertaining and I loved his jokes! My he keep everyone laughing in heaven.
    04/11/2021 09:35 am
    Lisa Perry lit a candle and writes,
    Genie, I'm so sad to learn of Glenn's passing. He was a really nice guy and a great friend to my father. A true gentleman. I'll keep you and the family in my prayers.
    04/11/2021 01:00 pm
    Elaine Woerner writes,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Glenn's passing. Losing a family member is so heartbreaking and we can assure you he will be terribly missed. We are grateful for all the memories (and jokes) we shared. Love you all, ❤ John & Elaine Woerner
    04/11/2021 02:28 pm
    Lucy Kennedy lit a candle and writes,
    Sincerest condolences Terri, may your memories give you peace. Love to you and family
    04/12/2021 10:31 am

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