David F. Cole

David F. Cole

SANDUSKY: David F. Cole 92, of Sandusky passed away early Wednesday morning, November 28, 2012 at the Ohio Veterans Home.

David was born May 25, 1920 to the late Floyd and Grace (Martin) Cole.

David was a 1938 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School. He was the owner and operator of Cole Tool & Die Company which was founded by his father in 1933. David proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII in the Pacific on the Destroyer USS Foote. David was very active in his community. He was a member of the ASTME, serving on four different committees. In addition, he was president of the ASTME for two years. For many years, he trained multiple tool and die makers. He was also a board member for several banks in Mansfield. David was a member of the United States Power Squadron; he was a commander at the local, district, and national levels. He was also the National Rear Commander in charge of safety.

David is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Ellen (Shepherd) Cole of 66 years; his daughter, Susan M. (Roger) Heng; his son, Alan D. (Marla) Cole; five grandchildren, Christina (Lee) Harshbarger, Sarah (Marty) Telschow, Alexandra Cole, Ian Cole, and Camille Lumbert; two great grandchildren, Lilith Harshbarger, and Clarise Telschow; and a special cousin, Robert Campbell.

Friends may call on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 1 pm until the time of Funeral Services at 3 pm, at Groff Funeral Homes and Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, Ohio. The Rev. Warren Warner will be officiating the service. After the Funeral Service, family and friends may gather at the Sandusky Yacht Club for food and drink.

Those wishing to contribute to David's memory may do so to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870; the United States Power Squadron Educational Fund, 6195 Carlyle, Seven Hills, Ohio 44131-2919; or the Ohio Veteran's Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.grofffuneralhomes.com

Published in the News Journal on Nov. 29, 2012