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Private services will be held for Martin J. Coleman, 92, a retired superintendent for the Saginaw Division of General Motors Corp. on East Delavan Avenue and a former bowler for the company.

Coleman died Tuesday (Jan. 23, 1990) in Buffalo General Hospital.

A Cleveland native, he began his career with General Motors Motors there. He began bowling for the company in 1923 and traveled all over the nation as a professional bowler.

Coleman moved to Buffalo in 1937 and became a general foreman at the River Road plant about the time it opened. In 1946, he became the new supervisor at the Saginaw plant. He was promoted to superintendent in 1948 and retired in 1962.

Coleman also was a union negotiator for Chevrolet and traveled throughout the country to represent the company.

Survivors include his wife, the former Clara Kowalski; a son, Guy of Cheektowaga; two daughters, Roberta Rydzik of Hamburg and Shellia of St. Petersburg, Fla., and a grandchild.

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