Robert C. Cole

January 05, 1935 ‒ August 02, 2013

Perrysville, Ohio

PERRYSVILLE: Robert C. Cole, age 78, of Perrysville, passed away Friday evening, August 2, 2013 in Hospice of North Central Ohio following a short illness.

He was born January 5, 1935 on the family farm near Butler, the son of Carl C. and Ethel (Crowner) Cole. Robert was a 1953 graduate of Butler High School.

For over 40 years, Robert worked at Mansfield Sanitary in Perrysville, retiring in 1995 as an inspector.

On June 22, 1956, he married Joyce M. Haberkorn, with whom Robert recently celebrated 57 years of love and commitment to one another.

A lifelong area resident, Robert was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Perrysville.

Since his retirement, Robert and Joyce enjoyed the past 18 winters in Bullhead City, Arizona escaping the cold.

First and foremost in Robert’s life was his family. He cherished nothing more than spending precious time with them.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law Robert C., Jr. and Thais Cole of California, Steven and Terry Cole of Columbus, Todd and Karon Cole of Waynesville, and Kip and Kathleen Cole of Butler; eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; and a brother Harry Cole of Mansfield.

He was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law Devon and James Hinke.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Robert C. Cole will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11:30 am in St. John’s Lutheran Church, 111 East 2nd Street, Perrysville. The Rev. Richard Beal will officiate.

Memorial contributions in honor of Robert may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio.

The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements and private condolences to them may be made by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.