ORLANDO – The Honorable Ted Coleman passed away at his home on November 22, 2017. He was 76.

“Judge Coleman served the citizens of Orange and Osceola County with distinction. He was known for his intelligence, efficiency and dedication to justice. His death is a great loss to his family, his friends and colleagues,” stated Chief Judge Frederick J. Lauten. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. All of us in the Ninth Circuit mourn his loss.”

Judge Coleman served the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court from 1973 to 1982 on the Orange County Bench and as a Circuit Judge from 1983 through 2002. He served as Chief Judge from 1999 through 2001. After his retirement in 2002, he continued to serve as a Senior Judge until 2013.

Judge Coleman went to Cocoa Community College where he was president of his class. He then became an official and proud Gator. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Florida and continued on to complete his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Carey Hand Funeral Home, 2811 East Curry Ford Road, Orlando, Florida 32806. A celebration of life will be held from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Citrus Club, 255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1800, Orlando Florida.