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William "Bill" Cole Jr.

Naples, FL

William "Bill" Cole Jr. died Friday, November 30 in his Naples home. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut to the late Ella O'Connor and William Cole Sr. Bill graduated from Bassick High School, Bridgeport and received a B.S. degree in machine design from Rhode Island School of Design. He was inducted into the Marine Corps and saw action as a combat engineer in the Korean conflict. Bill was a design engineer at North American Aviation, Los Angeles and a Senior Research Engineer at Remington Arms, Bridgeport. After retiring to Montauk, New York he volunteered with the Fire Department and was manager of the Montauk Lighthouse. He was predeceased by his brother Robert F. Cole and is survived by his wife of 56 years Lynn and children Bill, Trumbull, Connecticut. Janis and Ellen, Naples and David, Fort Collins, Colorado. Also grandchildren Timothy, Josey and Sadie, Naples and Thomas and Kara, Trumbull. The family wishes to thank the dedicated and caring staff of Vitas. If you wish, they request a donation to Vitas in his name. At a date to be decided he will be interred in the Veterans cemetery in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Published in Naples Daily News on Dec. 6, 2018
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