Larry D. Cole, 69, of Squaw Run Rd. Ellwood City died on Friday, June 15, 2012 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lingering illness.
Born October 27, 1942 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late William Cole and Alice “Betty” Cover Woodfield of Ellwood City.
He was married to Donna Sumner Cole for 35 years, she survives.
Larry graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 and continued his education and graduated from Youngstown State University. He was a partner with Sumner Construction from 1975-1980. Larry also worked as a Financial Planner with Ameriprise until his retirement in 1995. He was an avid bird enthusiast and enjoyed shooting pool. .
In addition to his wife, Donna and mother, Betty, survivors include two sons – Aric Ashworth of Ellwood City, Craig (Kak) Cole of Chewton; two brothers – Gerald (Linda) Cole and Joseph Knechtel, both of Ellwood City; two granddaughters – Tiffany and Brienna Ashworth; and a great-granddaughter – Alazeh Habib.
He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Cary B. Cole.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday June 19 from 6 pm until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.
Rev. Randy Cable will officiate.
Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ellwood City Public Library.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
I AM SO SAD TO HEAR THE NEWS THAT MY LANDLORD AND FRIEND LOST HIS BATTLE
TO THIS LINGERING ILLNESS THAT TOOK OVER MOST OF HIS LIFE. I CAN HONESTLY SAY
FROM MY EXPERIENCE WITH HIM HE WAS ALWAYS A LOVING AND CONSIDERATE MAN IN SO MANY WAYS .THE WORLD HAS LOST A WONDERFUL AND BRAVE SOUL. MY SINCERE
CONDULENCES TO ALL HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS . HE WILL BE MISSED..VERY MUCH ..
I was a claasmate of Larry and have good memories of him from high school. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
My prayers are with for you and your Family at this times. Mrs Cole, sorry for your loss. Many, many years ago Larry was a good friend of mine.
Joselyn Pieri(Chick Condell)
A picture is worth a thousand words.- haven’t seen Larry for many many years but his photo brought back memories of times long ago. Rest in peace my friend. (Class of 1960)
My sincere sympathy to all of you at this sad time for you. Larry was a classmate at Lincoln high and a fine person.
Our love an prayers are with Larry’s family at this difficult time. I too was a classmate of Larry’s.
I, too, was a classmate of Larry’s, his picture brought back many good memories, he always had that smile. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family during this difficult time.
We met as toddlers in the Baptist Church. Became pals thru grade school and hung out thru high school. When we got together, mischief was sure to happen. I’ve hundreds of happy memories of our youth. Rest In Peace my lifetime friend.
Hi Betty.We are sorry for the loss of your son.Please extend our condolences to the rest of your family.John&Wendy
Our deepest condolences to you. We were all the best of friends in school and after.
It was always nice to come back to Ellwood to see familiar faces. He always had the
greatest smile and will be missed by all.
I was really very sorry to hear about Larry…The smile is what you remember and my heart-felt sympathies go out to his family and those closest to him.