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700 Rutger Street
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: 315-724-4469
Fax: 315-724-7600
Ronald Cole

Ronald D. Cole

Saturday March 5, 1949 - Monday December 31, 2018
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Mr. Ronald David Cole, Sr. age 69, of Rome, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 31, 2018, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.
He was born in Suffern, NY, on March 5, 1949. Ron was predeceased by a daughter, Tania Lyn Cole; his mother, Joan Wareheime; his father, Irving Cole; and his beloved dog Cal “The Puppy”.
He will lovingly be remembered by a daughter, Kelli Lyn Cole; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald D., Jr. and Kimberly Cole; two grandchildren, Emily Cole and Carlie Cole; a godson, Lee DeSeve; his former wife, Terri Cole and many valued friends and family members.
He graduated from Oriskany Central High School in 1967.
Ronald had been employed by Rome Cable Corporation for over 25 years. Later in life you may have spotted him at a fair or two popping kettle corn. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family and traveling to the west cost of Florida for the winters. He especially enjoyed having coffee with his friends at Dippin Donuts on a regular basis.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 8:00 a.m., to 9:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 210 E. Dominick Street, Rome, NY 13440. Ron’s Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:00 A.M. with the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio officiating. Interment will take place in Holland Patent Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of floral offerings please consider memorial contributions in Ron’s memory to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Adrean Funeral Service, Inc., Utica, NY.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday January 5, 2019 | 8:00am - 9:00am
    Saturday January 5, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
    St. John the Baptist Church
    210 East Dominick Street
    ROME, NY 13440
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  • Service

    Saturday January 5, 2019 | 9:00am
    Saturday January 5, 2019 9:00am
    St. John the Baptist Church
    210 East Dominick Street
    ROME, NY 13440
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Paul Angelicchio
  • Interment

    Holland Patent Cemetery


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Patrick Pettinelli

Posted at 06:00pm
He was a life long friend.. I was in the hospital myself when he passed. I will miss him. Patrick Pettinelli


Posted at 01:23pm
It was not long ago that I saw you.
You helped me,you inspired me and you thought about me.
From one friend to another,thank you from heart.
RIP to a good man,Mike and family.

Cathie Boots

Posted at 05:26am
To the family if Ron, my deepest sympathy. Ron was a very dear friend to me for many years.I will miss him very much. Rest In Peace my friend, I love you.

Edward Stelzer

Posted at 12:16pm
My deepest condolences to Ron's family . A great friend of many decades has been lost, but not forgotten .REST in PEACE RON .

Dulcie White

Posted at 11:17am
Dearest Kelli, our most heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Dulcie and family . Xo
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