Thomas R. Cole

California resident enjoyed hunting, fishing

Thomas Robert Cole, 58, of California, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 16, 2008.

He was born Friday, July 22, 1949, in Brownsville, a son of the late Phillip T. and Alvina Bruhn Cole.

He was a member of Roscoe Gun Club, Ellsworth Gun Club and California American Legion JFK Post 377.

Mr. Cole was active with California Volunteer Fire Department in the 1970s.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his Harley and "playing" in his garden.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Gloria Allshouse Cole; two daughters, Sherri and husband Roger Malone of Meriden, Conn.,
and Kellie Cole of California; a sister, Sheila and husband Arthur "Monk" Monack of California; and a granddaughter, Morgan Malone.

Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until 11 a.m., the time of services,
Thursday, March 20, in Mariscotti Funeral Home Inc., Anthony N. Mariscotti, supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, with
the Rev. Norman C. Hunt officiating.