Blaz Coleman age 83, of Cridersville passed away 1:03 a.m., Thursday at Lima Memorial. He was born Feb. 20, 1935 in Webb County, Texas to the late Tomas R. and Paula Cazares Coleman. He married Yvonne M. Parys June 29, 1957 and she survives in Cridersville.
Blaz had worked for Montgomery Ward until their closing and then did truck sales for Redwing Shoe Store. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta and the American Legion in Lima. He had served in the U. S. Army.
Additional survivors include sons: Jeffery (Penny) Coleman and Steven (Molly) Coleman both of Lima, a daughter Linda Zuber of Dayton, 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and a sister Pauline (Tom) Barchlett of Findlay.
He was preceded in death by a grandson Derrick Zuber and siblings Lewis (Margaret) Coleman, Tomas (Anna) Coleman and Josephine (Agapito) Gonzales.
A memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 20 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with Father Sean Wilson officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be in Dayton National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Joseph Parish.