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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Charles W. Cole, 72, of Coudersport, PA

Charles W. Cole

Charles W. Cole, 72, of Coudersport, PA passed Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at the Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY.

Born June 29, 1943 in Long Beach, CA, he was the son of Frederick E. and Nettie B. Cole. On July 29, 1989 he married the former Carol Lajcsak.

Charlie was a 1962 graduate of Coudersport High School and earned an associate’s degree from Paul Smith Forestry College, in NY, a bachelor’s degree from Columbia Union College of Tacoma Park, MD, and a master’s degree in Theology from Andrews University. 

Charlie loved being involved with many groups and organizations. His accomplishments involved being an ordained minister with the Seventh Day Adventist Church, enjoyed playing the bass guitar and keyboard with his friends, the Ollie and the Go Go’s and was involved with many productions with the Potter Players. 

Charlie held numerous positions with the Coudersport Fire Dept., among them being Fire Chief from 1986-1988, assistant chief, board member, life member, fire instructor and he attained many certifications relating to those duties. He was a volunteer with the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Assoc., and was an EMT and Paramedic for Cole Memorial Hospital and Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa. Charlie was involved with the first paramedic program in the region.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Cole of Coudersport, PA, brother; Kenneth (Terry) of Coudersport, sons; Jay (Connie) Cole, and daughters Alyson and Sarah of Centerville, OH, Corbett (Dina) Cole, and children Gabriel and Liberty of Harrison, TN, Nathan (Cara) Cole, and son’s Austin and Jaxson, of Bel Air, MD, daughter; Katie Keck, Manchester, NH, and cousin Billie Jo (John) Zweig of Lorton, VA. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends and family are invited to Charlie’s Life Celebration beginning Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 4-7pm at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd., “A Life Celebration Home” 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA. Funeral services are being held Monday, August, 17, 2015 at 11am at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 912 South Main St., Coudersport, PA, Rev. Pastor Gatz officiating. The Commital service will take place at the Eulalia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Seventh Day Adventist Church, 912 S. Main St, Coudersport, PA, Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA, Kevin’s Guest House, 782 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY or Coudersport Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 161, Coudersport, PA


Margaret said...

Charlie was a very nice man. Our prayers go out to you Carol and to the whole family. What a blessing to have met him. Ralph and Margaret Caldwell

Anonymous said...

So sorry to read of his passing, Carol. Prayers for comfort & healing for you and your family. (Cindy Johns)

tooter said...

Rest in Heavenly Peace Charlie...