It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Aramco Group offers its deepest and heartfelt condolences for our local icon and good friend, sports announcer Jerry Coleman who passed away on Sunday, January 5,2014. “It’s a terrible day not just for San Diego; It is a terrible day for the entire country who lost an amazing man and decorated war veteran.” said Darius Aram, Director of Marketing and Business Development for the Aramco Group.
“Jerry was an amazing, dynamic man who touched the hearts of those both near and far simply through his voice” Aram continued. A humble man, Jerry “The Colonel” Coleman was formerly a fighter pilot, Major League Baseball second baseman for the New York Yankees and former manager for the San Diego Padres. Coleman had many accolades including rookie of the year in 1949 and All-Star in 1950 as well as appearing in six World Series, winning four during his career as a New York Yankee. After leaving the game to serve his country twice, he would return back to the USA as a Lieutenant Colonel and become a play-by-play announcer for the San Diego Padres. In 2005, Coleman was honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame with the Ford C. Frick award for his broadcasting contributions.
After having semi-retired, Jerry was most recently involved with the Aramco Group and graciously agreed to work with ARAMCO to record his reading of the Declaration of Independence in July, 2013. Coleman was scheduled to take part in a January 16th workshop for the Aramco Group. “Jerry will always have a place in our hearts and I know he will remain in the heart of anyone who knew him” Aram concluded.
For more about Jerry’s exclusive footage of his reading the Declaration of Independence or his involvement with the Aramco Group, please visit this page on our site. www.thearamcogroup.com/coleman/