Jacob Edward Cole, Jr., 70, of Hempfield Twp. died Saturday, March 23, 2019 at home. He was born August 6, 1948 in Brenizer, a son of the late Jacob Edward, Sr. and Helen Burns Cole. Prior to retirement he worked in maintenance at WalMart and previously worked at Latrobe Die Casting and McHenry Hotel. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a US Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War. He was an original Beatty Bomber; a life member of Old Crabtree Sportsman's Club, American Legion Post #344 of Jeannette, Polish Brotherhood of the White Eagle, Jeannette. Frontier Club, Lloydsville VFD, a charter member of Jeannette VFW Post #8240 and a member of Penn Rod and Gun Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jacob Edward Cole, III. grandson. Ryan Christopher Lowe and siblings; Charles Joseph Cole,. Kathleen Elizabeth Carota and Ronald Wayne Cole. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Shirley Dopkowski Cole, children; Tina Smitley and her husband Michael of Ligonier, Melissa Lowe and her husband Chris of TN, Leslie Herrold and her husband Jeff of Ligonier, Chad Spillar of Latrobe, Marci Hayes and her husband Dean of Derry., Danielle Cole and Heather Cole, both of OK, grandchildren; Tasha Murphy, Tre Loughner, Shannon Lebo and husband Chris, Bri Spillar. Emma Herrolds, Tessa Hayes, Jaxon Hayes, Cassidy Lowe, Mikayla Smitley and Amanda Drop, great-grandchildren; Deacon Beeman and Luella Machak, a brother, Bill Cole and wife Patricia Jo of Greensburg and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00pm and 6:00 - 8:00pm in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. A funeral service will be held Wednesday in the funeral home at 10:00 am with Rev. Mark Werner officiating. To send on-line condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com. Jacob's family would like everyone to dress casually (jeans). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vietnam Veterans of American at www.vva.org.
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