The former Charles Village resident worked as a social worker for the Baltimore City Department of Social services for 30 years before retiring in 1996.
A weekend resident of Betterton, Mr. Coleman moved there permanently after retiring.
A voracious reader whose favorite book was James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” Mr. Coleman labored more than 30 years on a novel about a baseball player, according to his daughter, Dorcas Frances Coleman of Betterton.
“It is a black comedy and he had finished it,” Ms. Coleman said.
A vegetarian, he enjoyed preparing pasta dishes, dining on large cheese pizzas from Carletto’s in Sudlersville, and sipping “good, inexpensive wines,” his daughter said.