Roger E. Cole Sr., 78, of Erie, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.
He was born Oct. 9, 1938, in Danville, a son of the late James and Madeline Baskin Cole.
He was honorably discharged from the US Navy after serving three years.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Herman Cole; one daughter, Tracy Cole (Randy Martin); one son, R. Eugene Cole Jr. (Shirley); two step-children, Rick Plonski (Marcy), and Terri Mogel (Russ); two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Herman and Ann Herman Torrelli; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Deanna Deibler (Galen), and April Loftus (Ray); and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Archie and Josephine Herman; two brothers-in-law, Richard and Robert Herman; and one step-daughter, Denise Miaczynski.
Friends are invited to a funeral mass at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, 816 W. 26th St., Erie.
Burial will be private in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Erie.
Send condolences to www.kloeckerfuneralhome.com.
Published on  December 15, 2016