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Carlos James Coleman

November 23, 1944 - May 6, 2020

Carlos James Coleman, age 75, of Middletown, DE, and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Born in Greasy Creek, KY on November 23, 1944, he was the son of the late Chancy and Addie (Spears) Coleman. Carlos proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a maintenance mechanic at the General Motors Boxwood Road Plant, retiring in 2006 after 39 years of service. Carlos’ true passion in life was his family. He loved nothing more in life than to pile his family into the motor home and travel to Disney. Carlos was an avid golfer having won many tournaments, one being the 2014 CBGC presidents cup.

In addition to his parents, Carlos was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara A. “Bobbie” (Malinowski) Coleman; and sister, Clara Pittman. He is survived by his children, Lorie A. Myslewicz (Michael) of Townsend and Patricia A. Shaw of Middletown; grandchildren, Jessica Bedwell (Nicholas), Ashlyn Shaw, Brenna Shaw and Kelsey Shaw; great grandchildren, Madison Bedwell and Mason Bedwell; honorary grandchild, Elizabeth Shrewsbury; and nieces, Holly Cummings and Joan Samuels.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carlos’ memory to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711.


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  • It is with our deepest sympathy at this time to find comfort in the memories you hold close in your heart to fill the void of losing such a wonderful man

  • my funniest “Carlos” memory; while working a plant changeover at the General Motors plant the company I was working for was going in while the line was running out the last of the cars, the station we started taking apart was in view of the final line one of my co-workers was laughing in hysterics at what he thought was a person being pranked by being shut in a trunk. I told my buddy that was the mans job. My buddy didn’t believe me. I told my buddy that’s my Uncle Carlos. I yelled over, Hey Carlos catch any leaks today? Carlos replied: ‘Haven’t seen a leak for a few days” I was terribly saddened to learn of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his surviving family and friends

  • U will be missed tremendously by your family! I heard a lot of good things about you. Shows by how wonderful ur family is. God Bless

  • My heart is with you as you grieve.

  • I had only know Carlos for the past 15 years. Clara was my Aunt. I have so many good memories of him and Barbara. Carlos was a true friend and one of the kindest heart that I have ever met! He loved his family And always spoke highly of all of them. He will be missed by me! RIP Carlos !

  • I will miss you dearly Carlos. All the golf trips and lessons you gave me are lifetime treasures. We’ll make sure to get tee times upstairs when we meet again. Take care buddy and God Bless!

  • One of the best friends I ever had Will never forget you. Love you Man