Cole, Gary William
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Apr. 10, 1947 - Oct. 16, 2012
Gary William Cole, 65, a resident of Nokomis, FL died on October 16, 2012, of brain cancer. A native of Columbus, OH, he earned a B.Sc. at The Ohio State University in 1967 with a B.Sc. in microbiology. His 33-year career in the food industry included 29 with Standard Brands / RJR Nabisco, where he earned three multinational patents on food-related processes and progressed through several divisional management jobs. Mr. Cole then joined Domino's Pizza; he retired in 2000 as V. P. of R&D and Quality Assurance. In Sarasota area since 2001, he enjoyed music (church choir, Key Chorale), bridge clubs, and world travel.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Virginia (Ginny) Fisher Cole, of Nokomis, FL and his brother, James Richard (Rick) Cole, of Cape Coral, FL. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Sarasota, 104 S. Pineapple St., Saturday, November 17 at 11:00 AM. The family encourages memorial contributions to the First Church's Music Fund of First Church (see www.firstsrq.com) and "Step Up to Cancer" (www.standup2cancer.org.)
Published in Herald Tribune from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2012