Meadville Tribune

Obituaries (Archives)

August 7, 2013

Gordon James Cole

MEADVILLE — Gordon James Cole, 90, a resident of Juniper Village, formerly of 13723 Route 98, Meadville, for 20 years passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was born in Meadville on Oct. 9, 1922, the son of Gordon Dennis and Ruby Van Horne Cole. They preceded him in death.

He graduated from Meadville High School in 1941 and attended Allegheny College for a brief time before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He served on the USS Malloy, a destroyer escort, patrolling the North Atlantic throughout World War II, and was part of the contingency at Normandy, France on D-Day. After the war Gordon returned to Meadville and graduated from Erie Business College.

He married Dorothy LaRae Moyer Harvey on Aug. 28, 1946. She preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Clementine Shoup and Edith Hutchinson; a stepson, Michael D. Harvey; and his son-in-law, David Hunt.

He is survived by a daughter, Linda Hathaway Hunt of Winter Springs, Fla.; a son, Dennis Cole and his wife, Beth, of Venice, Fla. (formerly Meadville); a brother, Lawrence (Sonny) Cole of Rough and Ready, Calif.; his companion and friend, Jean Clawson of Linesville; two granddaughters, Christine Cole Csonka and her husband, Sam, of Greenville and Beth Valentine Clawges and her husband, Jason, of Morgantown, W.Va.; five great-grandchildren Kamarin, Carlin, Chloe and Emily DiRaimondo of Greenville, and Jonathan Cole Clawges of Morgantown, W.Va.; a great-great-granddaughter, Georgia Rose Swiger of Greenville; three stepgranddaughters, Carleigh Brunot of Portland, Ore., Kaylan Brunot Fagan of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Charris Brunot of Erie; two great-stepgrandsons, Tyler and Jake Csonka of Greenville.

He was an accountant by trade, having worked most of his career at Aetna Machine Co. in Cochranton. He was a 32nd degree mason, belonging to Masonic Lodge 234 in Meadville for more than 50 years. He was a past monarch of Kismet Grotto and a life-long member of the New Castle Masonic Consistory; Elks Lodge 219 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006, both of Meadville. He was also a member of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association (DESA).

Gordon was an avid golfer and once scored a hole-in-one at Whispering Pines Golf Course. He very much enjoyed all four seasons of northwest Pennsylvania. Gordon loved the outdoors and could be found on Tamarack Lake in the coldest of weather with his fishing and golfing buddy John Hodges. He also enjoyed traveling thoughout the U.S. to attend DESA conventions and was active in his Masonic Lodge and Kismet Grotto.

Calling hours are Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a Masonic memorial service will be held at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Brown of The Changing Place, Meadville, officiating.

Interment with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 will be in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township.

Share your condolences at miznerfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries (Archives)
  • Pamela Sue Davidson Potts

    Pamela Sue Davidson Potts, 49, of Champion, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

    July 26, 2014

  • Betty Mae Hindman Spratt

    Betty Mae Hindman Spratt, 91, of Meadville, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at UPMC-Hamot, Erie.

    July 24, 2014

  • Marlene Ann Legarth Trout

    Marlene Ann Legarth Trout, 63, of Meadville, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Carol A. Shank Schienle

    Carol A. Shank Schienle, 71, of Linesville, formerly of Homestead, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

    July 24, 2014

  • John Paul (Jack) McCaffrey

    John Paul (Jack) McCaffrey, 80, of Conneaut Lake, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center.

    July 23, 2014

  • Beth Ann Whitehead Bozarth

    Beth Ann Whitehead Bozarth, 52, a resident of Fairhope, Ala., passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 23, 2014

  • Betty Mae Hindman Spratt

    July 23, 2014

  • John Farkas

    John Farkas of Conneaut Lake, one of the Greatest Generation, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center at the age of 88.

    July 23, 2014

  • Hugh (Joe) Francis McHugh Jr.

    Hugh (Joe) Francis McHugh Jr. was born Jan. 28, 1940, in Boston, Mass., and died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Gainesville, Ga., after a three-month bout with cancer.

    July 23, 2014

  • John Paul (Jack) McCaffrey

    John Paul (Jack) McCaffrey, 80, of Conneaut Lake, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center.

    July 23, 2014

  • Ronald (Ron) Christie

    Ronald (Ron) Christie, 63, resident of 1926 Glendale Ave., Erie, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie, after months of failing health. Born in Meadville on Jan. 3, 1952, Ron was a son of Gertrude Meissner Christie and the late Richard Earl Christie Sr.

    July 23, 2014

  • John Farkas

    John Farkas, 88, of Conneaut Lake, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

    July 23, 2014

  • Carol A. Fry

    Carol A. Fry, 69, of Meadville, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center.

    July 22, 2014

  • Carol A. Fry

    July 20, 2014

  • John Doran McDonald Jr.

    John Doran McDonald Jr., 67, of Conneaut Lake, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital surrounded by family.

    July 20, 2014

  • Al Mikovich

    EDINBORO — Al Mikovich of Edinboro was born Sept. 12, 1927, and passed away Monday, July 7, 2014.

    July 19, 2014

  • Doris Irene Heath

    Doris Irene Heath, 92, of Apple Valley, Calif., formerly of Mt. Hope, died Monday, July 14, 2014, in California.

    July 19, 2014

  • Deborah K. Woods Crosley

    Deborah K. Woods Crosley, 60, of Meadville, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.
    She was born on April 10, 1954, a daughter of Kenneth Woods and Judith Heffern. She married Robert L. Crosley Sr. on June 22, 1974. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 2010.

    July 19, 2014

  • John D. McDonald Jr.

    July 19, 2014

  • Ervin T. Yoder

    Ervin T. Yoder, 78, of 26349 Brunot Corners Road, Cochranton, went to be with his Savior on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his residence following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.

    July 18, 2014

Business Marquee
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks