James R. Cole, Sr.
Born February 7, 1949 • Went to be with our Lord on Saturday, July 25, 2015
James R. Cole Sr., age 66, of New Stanton, died Saturday July 25, 2015 in the Veteran’s Hospital, Oakland. He was born February 7, 1949 in Mount Pleasant, a son of the late William R. Sr. and Marjorie E. Frye Cole and was also preceded in death by siblings, Ruth Ann Cole, William R. “Will” Cole Jr., and Lois Wentroble.
Jim was a retired auto body repairman for Fix’s Auto Body, North Huntingdon. He was a proud Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of Greater Greensburg Marine Corps League, Detachment 834, and the Vietnam Veterans Association.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn Ann Wees Cole; children, James R. Cole Jr. and John W. Cole both of Irwin, and Justin K. (Melissa) Karasek of Bristow, VA; a sister, Marjorie Gilmore of Lusby, MD; also sisters and brothers in law, and nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 Monday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Frank Rocco and Pastor Tony Collura, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.
The family would like to thank the staff of ICU east at the Veteran’s Hospital, Oakland, for the excellent care and kindness. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to The Church, 1683 Mars Hill Rd., Sutersville, PA 15083, to support their Pittsburgh street ministry. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.