In Memoriam--Robert Coleman

It is with deep sadness that the Department of Communication commemorates the life of Robert Coleman upon his passing, October 25, 2020.

Bob Coleman was a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, Maryland. He grew up in Silver Spring, and resided in Montgomery Village. He graduated from Montgomery College [Rockville] with an Associate of Arts degree in Studio Art. He then majored in Fine Arts [Printmaking] at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Bob completed studies at GW in 1985 for a Master of Fine Arts [MFA], in the Visual Communications Program in the Fine Arts Department. After graduating, he was a part-time and full-time instructor in graphic design, illustration and computer graphics [1985 – 2006] at GW.

Since 2007, Bob was an instructor in the visual communication program in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. For the last few years, he taught Digital Media, Digital Imaging and Web Design exclusively at the Shady Grove campus.

From Bob Coleman's obituary:

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Robert R. Coleman of Montgomery Village, Maryland, born in Bethesda, Maryland, who passed away at the age of 71, on October 25, 2020. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may also light a candle in honor of Robert R. Coleman.

He was loved and cherished by many people including : his wife Kate Coleman; his parents, Richard Everett and Helen Coleman (Angelow); his children, Suzanne Barbieri (David) and Michael Coleman (Erin); his sister Sharon Hyde (Ron); his brother-in-law Wynn Poole (Nancy); his grandchildren, Emma Barbieri, Chloe Barbieri and Isla Coleman; his nieces, Jennifer Hyde and Kim Lutz; and his nephew James Poole.

A reception will be held on Saturday, November 7th 2020 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home (22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bob Coleman Scholarship fund.

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