Monday, August 7, 2000
Sean Coman, a former radio disc jockey at some of the Bay Area's top rock stations, died July 8 of injuries suffered in a car accident outside Great Falls, Mont. He was 45.
Mr. Coman, who was known on the radio as Sean Donahue, worked at KSAN in San Francisco, and KOME and KSJP, both in San Jose, during the 1970s. In recent years, he had his own show on KGLT in Bozeman, Mont.
Mr. Coman was born in Bristol, Penn. He attended the Beatles' last concert at Candlestick Park in 1966, which his father co-promoted, and went into the radio business after graduating from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley.
After his Bay Area radio stints, he moved to stations in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Baltimore. In 1990, he took a job at a Seattle station.
Mr. Coman was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1991 and moved to Bozeman for a less hectic life, said his sister, Deidre Donahue of Burbank. "It was nice, because he thought he'd never be on the radio again after he got sick," she said.
He was cremated on July 13. His ashes will be scattered off the coast of Maui.
In addition to his sister, he is survived by his mother, Grace, of Port
Town, Wash.; a daughter, Siobahn, of Kansas City; three brothers and another
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