WESTFORD - David L. Cole, 69, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 24, 2017, at home.
He was born June 25, 1948, in Cobleskill, the son of Sylvester and Margaret (Englert) Cole.
Dave graduated from Andrew S. Draper Central School, Class of 1967.
He was a United States Army veteran serving in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1969 in Co. C, 815th Engineer Battalion, Central Highlands. He was a life member of the Schenevus VFW.
Dave married his soulmate, Pamela Davis, on June 1, 1974, in Morris.
He was a jack-of-all-trades, working for General Electric, Miller Trailers, D&H Railroad, was a roofer and then went on to own and operate David L. Cole General Carpentry.
He enjoyed fishing, trapping, bowling, horseshoes and playing softball for many local teams. He loved to travel and put many miles on his vehicles, going "nowhere." He liked country living, the smell of "good ole country air" and helping local farmers. His family was very important to him. He loved spending time with them and doted on his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Cole of Westford; daughter, Sandra and Ryan Salisbury of Schenevus; son, Darrick Cole and Michelle McAdams of Mount Vision; grandchildren, Kailee, Patrick, Triston, Raegan, Kaylee, Aiden and Arianna; sisters, Donna and Terry Johns of Richmondville and Sharon and Patrick Ward of Schenevus; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Bruce Cole; and son, Damian Cole.
Calling hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. with the funeral service starting at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 30, at the Heller & Skinner Funeral Home, 155 Main St, Worcester.
Interment, with military honors, in the Elk Creek Cemetery will be at a later date.
Donations may be sent to either the Westford Emergency Squad, Westford NY 13488 or Schenevus Emergency Squad, Schenevus NY 12155.
Sign online guestbook at www.hellerskinnerfh.com.
Published on December 25, 2017