May 5, 1939 - May 28, 2019
David V. Cole was born May 5, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri to Julia M. Gleichman and Eugene R. Cole. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, the University of Missouri, and Harvard University. He was devoted to education, both as a teacher and administrator, serving as a principal, central office administrator, and superintendent. He was actively involved in several community organizations, including the Notre Dame Clubs of the Jersey Shore and Sarasota, Florida. He deeply enjoyed history and was a voracious reader. He was most proud of his loving family and was well known for his intelligence, kindness, and integrity.
He died peacefully at home surrounded by family on May 28, 2019. He leaves his wife Denise, daughters, Laura Cole and Helen Cole Hampson, son-in-law, Craig Hampson, granddaughters Gretchen, Hannah, and Abigail, his sisters, Mary Hussman and Sr Sue Anne Cole, several nieces and nephews, extended family, and numerous friends.
A memorial Mass will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lawrenceville, NJ at 11:00 AM on June 17, 2019. Any desired memorial should be a gift to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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