James W. Coleman


James W. Coleman, 86, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. He was born in Ballston Spa, NY on June 5, 1934 to Frederick and Ella Mae Coleman. He served in the US Air Force.

Jimmy worked for the Town of Milton Highway Department for 25 years, retiring in 1990. Jimmy could often be found at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds where he spent his summers working on the grounds. He was a past member of Eagle Matt Lee Fire Co #1 in Ballston Spa.

He was predeceased by his longtime companion Mary Schelling, and his siblings Fred Coleman, Jr., Mary Jane Hale and Betty MacMillin. Jimmy is survived by his sisters Helen Senecal, Jean Coleman Heranney, and Ruth Vinciguerra; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions in memory of Jimmy may be made to American Legion Post 234, 23 Pleasant Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Scott Kerns

Coleman my friend may you rest in peace. I enjoyed the friendship we had and will always cherish it.
You will be missed by many. Say hello to Maryann for me. Until I see you again.

Ashley Christman

RIP..I will miss you walking up the hill and joking about taking me out for a date...and your stories about the village...seeing your military photo you really didn't change in age...still have the smile

Dick Rowland

Jimmy Coleman was a true friend and was always there when I needed him at the fairgrounds. He spent countless hours working and caring for the fair. He was up every morning picking up the street on his way to work and then would work all day and check out each night with the office as he left. I will miss all the fun we had and a little good natured ribbing that we shared each summer. Jimmy was the town crier for Ballston and he knew what was going on around town and there were never any secrets in his mind.

May you be a peace and with MaryAnn and enjoy the pleasures of Heaven Jim.

Route 50 Diner

Route 50 Diner would like to send our deepest condolences to the family. During shut down we would deliver Jimmy food everyday. We will miss hearing his voice. Jimmy you will be missed by many rest in peace.

David McDonald

Jimmy, you will be missed. You were a good member of the American Legion and always tried to help out with all of the functions. Your good deeds, your sincerity along with a great sense of humor will be missed around the village and the fairgrounds! RIP Jimmy. From all of us at the American Legion Post 234.

Lou and Joyce Cook

Our condolences to the family. I remember Jim from around the village, town, fairground and Legion, a great person.

Tom Peet

Jimmy may the roads come to meet you until we meet again. God’s speed my friend Rest In Peace with Mary

Thomas Peet

Jimmy you were and always be a part of the fairgrounds family! May god bless and god’s speed. Rest In Peace and be with Mary

Peggy McHale

So sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a sweet soul and well know in our little village. I also took care of Mary Jane never realizing they were siblings. RIP. God speed to a better place

Richard Johnson

RIP Jim you now can be with Maryann. I will think about all the rides around Saratoga Lake that you liked and the lunches. Again RIP you showed a lot of courage the last few years..