Charles Frederick Cole

Charles Frederick Cole

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Charles Frederick Cole, 90, of Salisbury, NC, peacefully passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Trinity Oaks Nursing Home.

He was born on December 16, 1927 in Owego, NY to the late Ransom Cole and Verna Dickinson Cole. Charles proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War and worked as an Analyst for IBM for over 30 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening and growing roses.  His most recent passion was birdwatching and puzzles.

Charles is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ida Louise Eccleston Cole; daughter, Linda Louise Haserot of Loxahatchee, FL; son, Thomas Charles Cole of Spencer, NY and Margaret Ann Cole of Charlotte, NC.  He also has 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his 5 brothers and sister; Donald Cole, Claude Cole, Miles Cole, Robert Cole and Esther Cole Boughton.

Charles was a loving husband, father and grandfather who supported his family spiritually and encouraged them to love and respect all of God’s creation.

A celebration of Charles’s life will be held in the spring near Owego where he will be buried.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to : W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center Hospice, Voluntary Service 001-V, 1601 Brenner Ave., Salisbury, N.C.  28144. Reference:  In memory of Charles F. Cole and Hospice (FCP9168).

Carolina Cremation is assisting the Cole family. Online condolences may be made at

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  1. beverly foster says:

    Louise just learned news about Charlie — memories will sustain you take care of yourself — let me know when you will have services here in Tioga County love Bev