Robert Vaux 'Bob ' Cole
July 6, 1932 - March 22, 2021
A fantastic father and a dedicated, loving husband, Robert Vaux Cole passed away in his home on March 22, 2021, after a yearlong battle with cancer at 88. He was born in Lambertville, New Jersey. He served in the Navy for 25 years, during which time he lived in New York, Bermuda, Adak (Alaska), and Honolulu before retiring in San Diego in 1974 as Senior Chief. He was married to Theresa for 57 years before she passed away in 2010. They had one son, Timothy, in 1960, who survived them.Robert was an avid golfer and a graduate of the San Diego Golf Academy in 1979. He worked at Balboa and Miramar Golf courses as a pro shop manager and instructor in the eighties before beginning a new career at the Port of San Diego, where he retired in 2005. He married again in 2016 to Eliza Hirsch, who was by his side at the time of his death.
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Apr. 25, 2021.