SELKIRK – Joseph John Coler passed away on February 25, 2015.
Joseph was born on April 28, 1923 in Troy, NY the son of Michael
Coler and Rose Bizickie. He is survived by his son David Coler of
Selkirk, NY, his daughter Mary Matthews and son-in-law Robert
Matthews of Schenectady, NY and daughter Kate Snyder of Severn,
Maryland. Joseph is also survived by three grandchildren, Sarah and
Alison Matthews and Isaac Snyder. He is predeceased by his wife
Regina and son Michael.
Joseph served his country proudly during World War II having seen
military action in Naples, Rome and France. He also served in the
Civilian Conservation Corps helping build parks in the western part
of the United States. He enjoyed the simple things in life, feeding
the wild birds and squirrels in his yard, hosting backyard BBQ’s,
watching re-runs of “Everyone Loves Raymond” and eating meals with
his son David at their favorite diner.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, February 28th
at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena. Friends may call at the Babcock
Funeral Home, Ravena on Friday from 5 to 7 PM.