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James Robert Cole

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Cole, James Robert (Bob)

James Robert (Bob) Cole, 60, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend, was called to his eternal resting place on July 23, 2016.

He entered this world on June 6, 1956 in Waltham, MA, born to James Kenneth and Joan Meadow Cole. He has been a resident of Albuquerque for 59 years.

He is survived by his wife, Leigh Ann Cole; children, Ryan (Jane) Cole, Alex (Derek) Kulach, Kendra Cole and Jamie (Kirsten) Dick; granddaughter, Abby Kulach; parents, Ken and Joan Cole; siblings, Lynn (Kerry) Zottnick, David (Kathy) Cole and Brian (Joan) Cole; nieces and nephews, Kelsey, Sean, Katie, Nathan, Keith, Paige, Andy, Bryan, Shannon and Michael.

Bob graduated from Sandia High School, and obtained Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering from NMSU and UNM, respectively. He was employed and highly respected in the aerospace industry for nearly 40 years, most recently by Design & Development Engineering Services. Bob was an Eagle Scout and loved hiking and the outdoors. He was a talented basketball and rugby player and took great pride in his participation in the National Basketball Senior Olympics; and felt his greatest athletic achievement was his induction into the Albuquerque Aardvarks Rugby Hall of Fame.

He had a brilliant intellect and a keen interest in military history. His favorite moments were those spent with family and friends. Bob was a man of great faith and though our hearts are breaking over this tremendous loss, we are confident of his peace.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo Del Norte NE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , c/o Dr. David Cole, Chairman, Low Country AHA Heart Walk, 179 Ashley Ave, MSC 001, Charleston, SC, 29425, or online at www.lowcountryscheartwalk.org and search for team David Cole.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal from July 26 to July 27, 2016
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