Leona R. Coleman


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Our loving mother, Leona R. Coleman, of Florida, NY, peacefully entered into rest at home on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. She was 91 years old.

The daughter of Joseph Tomcho and Stella Klepadlo, she was born on Sept. 20, 1926, in Dickson City, Pa.

She was a member of St. Joseph Living Rosary Society and the Golden Floridian Senior Citizens.

She was a loving devoted and caring mother and grandmother. Her great grandchildren adored her and referred to her as their beloved "GG."

She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.

She is survived by son, Ken Coleman, Florida, N.Y.; daughter, Kathy Weslowski and husband Tom of Warwick; daughter, Karen Ritter and her husband Andy of Tampa, Fla.; five grandchildren: Brian Weslowski and his wife Kathy of Brandywine, Md.; Amy Introini and her husband Ronnie of Warwick, NY; Anne Hurley & husband James of Long Island City, NY; Tyler Ritter of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Abby Ritter of Tampa, Fla.; four great grandchildren: Matthew and Katie Weslowski and Sydney and Lexie Introini; sister, Rosalie Quinlan and her husband Richard; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband John F. Coleman; sister Stacia Palmer; and brothers Joseph and Edward Tomcho.

Visitation was held Dec. 18 at the T.S. Purta Funeral Home in the Village of Florida/

A Funeral Mass was held Dec. 19 at St. Joseph Church in the Village of Florida.

Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties for their compassionate care and spiritual comfort.

Memorial contributions may be made Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home.

To send a condolence online, please go to www.purtafuneralhome.com.



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