June 18th, 1940 – January 10th, 2016
On the morning of January 10th, 2016, Bill passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, in New York, at the age of 75. Bill was born in Divines Corners, New York, to the parents of William J. Cole and Alice Geer, as the younger brother to Arthur Cole and twin to Robert Cole.
Bill was well loved by those in his family and community. Although stricken early on with a debilitating disease, Bill could always be relied on for his sense of humor, his determination to continue to walk and never once complained about the many hardships he endured. Bill was actively involved in the betterment of his country and community serving for the United States Army Reserves, Schrade Walden Cutlery in Ellenville, NY and plant foreman for 3D Block in Bridgeville, NY and Loch Sheldrake Liquror Store. He volunteered as a Town of Fallsburg Little League coach until 1982; President of the Hurleyville Fire Department and an active member for 45yrs. In later years, he moved to enjoy warmer weather and close family ties in North Carolina.
He is survived by his former wife Ada Hayes Cole, three children, Bill (Jackie) Cole, Colleen (Scott) Gudehus and Dana (Louis) Delfino; four grandchildren; Garrett and Peyton Gudehus, Rider and Chase Delfino, as well as his brother Art Cole and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of a graveside memorial, a Fireman’s Service will be held on Friday, January 15th, 7pm at the Hurleyville Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers and donations would be greatly appreciated to the Community Hospice of Saratoga and The Multiple Sclerosis Society.
May his soul rest in peace.
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