Peter Coleman’s name and Irish Pub are synonymous with the Tipperary Hill community in Syracuse. He died on Wednesday at the age of 84.
A spokesperson for the Coleman family confirmed Peter’s death to NewsChannel 9 and added that his death was after a brief illness. Peter Coleman was founded by his father in 1933 at the age of 18 and joined the family business in 1955.
After his father retired due to illness, Peter managed the landmark building until 2012 when he transferred the responsibility to his son Dennis. After exiting daily operations, Coleman never admitted to retirement and has always been the mascot of his business. He often presides over celebrations before Green Beer Sunday. St. Patrick’s Day tradition in Mount Tipperary.
At the annual event held on the last Sunday of February, Coleman will wear traditional Irish clothing and bearskin caps, and after the parade is over, he will help dump from a small barrel on a tanker parked in front of the restaurant. Green beer.