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Donald "Skip" Cole

Born: Wed., Feb. 22, 1928
Died: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

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Donald “Skip” Cole, 91, of Altoona, died January 24, 2020 at Elmcroft Senior Living, Duncansville. Born February 22, 1928 in Altoona, son of the late Charles and Mildred (Kline) Cole. Preceded in death by wife, the former Dorothy Balest on May 16, 1999, sister, Helen O’Leary, and brothers; Robert, James, and Raymond. Survived by children; Jane (Jim) Smith, Richard “Dick” (Donna), Debbie Carothers,                             and Daniel, 8 grandchildren; Brad, Jessica, Christopher, Jonathan, Jennifer, Damian, Heather, and Nicolette, 10 great grandchildren, sister, Patricia Swope, and brother, Harold “Teeny” (Theresa). Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Army Veteran of WW ll , Skip worked as a mechanic for Beasley Rebuilders of Altoona for 46 years and retired in 1993. He enjoyed going to the Senior Center, Altoona and playing pool, and he enjoyed the staff and residents of Elmcroft Senior Living. At the request of the deceased and family, there will be no viewing or visitation. Private committal service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests contributions be made to ARC of Blair County, 431 Jackson Ave., Altoona, PA 16602 in Skip’s memory. Arrangements in charge of Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com




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ron and alice balest
   Posted Sun January 26, 2020
our condolences to all of you. the last of that generation. glad we got to see him at the last reunion in patton. if we can do anything, please let us know.

Trudy Peterman
   Posted Mon January 27, 2020
Your father and our father, Andrew Peterman, were the best of friends. Our father has been dead now for 20ty years, but none of us ever forgot Skippy. My mother is still living at 90ty, and she really felt bad when we told her that your dad passed. Please, note that we offer our condolences, for we truly loved your father. Sincerely, June Peterman, Tom (deceased), Trudy, Tim, and Tina Peterman

   Posted Tue January 28, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to Skip's family. I work at Blair Senior Services, Inc. and will miss seeing Skip at the Central Blair Senior Center. He always complimented my smile and gave the best hugs when I visited that location. Known that he left a lasting impression on many staff at our agency.

Ed Magill
   Posted Fri January 31, 2020
Jane,Jim,Brad,Jessica and Debbie. So sorry for your loss. Skip-Good memories, good man!

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