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Donald V. Cole

March 21, 1924 ~ March 22, 2018 (age 94)
Donald V. Cole, 94, of Gillett, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at
Woodbrook Assisted Living in Elmira.  He joins Pauline, his beloved soulmate, who passed away
two years ago to the date on March 22, 2016.

Born in Gleason, PA on March 21, 1924, Don was a son of the late Clyde E. and Ethel E. (Burkey) Cole. After graduating from Canton High School in 1942, Don began his 44-plus year employment with H. Rockwell & Son Feed Mill in Canton.  He married the former Pauline Wilston on September 1, 1945 in Canton.  Don was a member of the East Canton United Methodist Church and later enjoyed attending the Fassett Baptist Church.  He also was a member of the Buck Horn Hunting Club in Ogdensburg.

Don was always willing to help others in need.  He enjoyed hunting, camping and traveling.  He and Pauline spent several winters in Florida, took many trips to Canada, saw Alaska and visited the West Coast of the United States.  The family wishes to thank Woodbrook Assisted Living for the wonderful
care and companionship Don received the past year and a half.

Surviving are his daughter, Claudia (Dave) Dixon of Elmira, NY, three grandchildren; Kelley (Mark) Cullen of Cheney, WA, Heather Lloyd and Joseph (Emily) Dixon all of Horseheads, four great grandchildren; Claireese Dixon, Ashlee Storm and Kady and Cole Cullen, a sister; Eileen (Frank) Boyd of Greencastle, PA.

In addition to his wife Pauline, Mr. Cole was predeceased by two sons; Gordon V. Cole in 1986 and Gary D. Cole in 1997, his grandson, Craig D. Lloyd in 1995, also brothers and sisters; William C. Cole, Robert L. Cole, Marjorie (Emerson) Hufford, Elizabeth “Betty” (Marshall) Boyd, Mildred (William) Spencer, Helen (Howard) Sendlinger, Mary (Jack) Pine and an infant sister, Evelyn L. Cole

Calling hours are 11 – 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive in Canton.  Rev. Duane Taylor and Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate the funeral service following at 1 p.m.  Burial will be in Grover Cemetery at a later date.  Those who wish may consider a memorial in his name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701 or to a charity of one’s choice.  Share condolences at
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