Robert Gerald Coleman

Feb. 4, 1930 – Sept. 12, 2022

Robert “Bob” Coleman died peacefully Sept. 12, 2022 in Eugene, surrounded by love in the home he designed and helped build. 

Born Feb. 4, 1930 in Omaha, Neb., Bob moved to Portland, Ore. at the age of six, and quickly developed a love of alpine skiing on the slopes of Mt. Hood (the cover story of the February 1949 issue of Ebony magazine named him the best Black skier in Oregon). 

He graduated from Portland’s Jefferson High School, and served in the Air Force, stationed in . . .