Richard A. Cole, age 69, of Johnstown, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam.
Richard was born on April 20, 1943, in Walton, N.Y., a son of the late Byron Cole and Ruth Greene Constable. Mr. Cole was employed by General Electric and retired as a Maintenance Worker with Marineland in St. Augustine, Fla., in 2007. He was a lifelong member of the F.O.E Eagles in Florida and an avid coin collector.
Mr. Cole is survived by one son, Robert C. (Jessica) Cole of Gloversville; three daughters, Elena (Steven) Willett of Johnstown, Lori (Philip) Marino of Johnstown and Rebecca Belden of Mayfield; two brothers, Willard Cole and Byron "Buzz" Cole Jr.; two sisters, Patricia Capaldo and Robin Cole; thirteen grandchildren, Christopher, Joshua, Jeremy, Talon, Elizabeth, Erin, Maddie, Lukas, Thomas, Patrick, Collin, Tabatha and Brenda; three great-grandchildren, Gabe, Noah and Jacob; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his wife, Lois Hayes Cole in 2001; and one sister, Lorraine Cole.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services.
Cremation was at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Richard's memory to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher St., Johnstown.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.barterdonnan.com.