MONTVILLE – Sgt. 1st Class and Maine State Trooper Mark R. Coleman, 54, passed away May 17, 2012, in Castle Point, N.Y., after a lengthy illness. Mark was born Oct. 16, 1957, in Concord, Mass.

Mark was an airborne medic with the 11th Special Forces Group and most recenty with the 181st Infantry Regiment. He later worked at Maine State Prison as a prison guard and bloodhound handler with his beloved dog, Jesse. He then worked as Maine state trooper with Troop D. In his spare time, Mark was a Scoutmaster for Pack 39 in Liberty/Montville, but most of all enjoyed spending time with his family at Chatham on Cape Cod, Mass.

Mark is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Martha E. Couturier-Coleman; sons, Joshua E. Coleman, Evan C. Coleman and Garth R. Coleman; two brothers, a sister; a special niece, Bethany Robinson who followed in Mark’s footsteps and became a Maine state trooper in his section; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Service arrangements will be published in Tuesday’s edition of the Bangor Daily News.

Interment will be private at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and keeping with Mark’s love for dogs, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society – Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901. Arrangements entrusted to Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through