OBITUARY

Frederick M. Cole

June 14, 1937October 11, 2013

Frederick Michael Cole, of Livingston, died at his summer home in Brick Township, NJ on October 11, 2013. Fred was born in Newark, NJ on June 14, 1937. He was a talented athlete. He graduated from West Side High School in 1955. Fred earned a football scholarship to the University of Maryland, where he played Tackle, and led the team as captain his senior year. He graduated in 1959 with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Fred was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round, but opted to play for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1960. In 1961, he signed with the San Diego Chargers where he played Guard. Fred continued his education in later years at New Jersey Institute of Technology earning his Masters Degree in Science. He worked as a manufacture’s rep for selling instrumentation and control systems over the last 50 years. Fred was predeceased by his mother, Emma Rose Cole. He is survived by his loving wife JoAnn Cole of 52 years, one daughter and son-in-law, Tracey and Chris Giust of Basking Ridge, three sons and two daughter-in-laws, Gary and Liz Cole of Wall Township, Brian and Dana Cole of Fairfield, and Darrin Cole of Verona; a brother Bobby Cole of Venice, Fl. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Shawna and Carson Giust, Patrick and Meghan Cole, Courtney, Jake, and Emily Cole, and Mia Cole. Additionally Fred is survived by nephews Christopher Calabrese and Michael Cole, as well as niece Pamela Cole. Fred enjoyed spending his free time with his family and grandchildren, and looked forward to holidays such as their big Christmas Eve Dinner. Friends and family are invited to call at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., on Monday 4-9 PM. The Funeral Mass celebrating his life will be offered at St. Philomena’s Church, 386 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, on Tuesday at 10 AM followed by the entombment service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, October 15, 2013
REMEMBERING

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October 24, 2013

Fred, A great guy. I will miss him dearly. Prayers to his family

Sensidyne

October 15, 2013

Jo Ann & Family,

We are so sorry for your loss.

We worked with Fred for more than 10 years and grew to enjoy his sense of humor and dedication to taking care of customers. He will be sorely missed.

Mary Beth, Angela, Peggy, Rupa, Steve, Nick, Todd and Glenn

October 15, 2013

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU ALL. JOANNE DOUGHTERY REHM

Ps. 34:17, 18 ~ Kim

October 14, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Peter Zarrelli

October 14, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

October 14, 2013

Jo Ann & Family,
So sorry for your loss. Fred will be missed, it was a pleasure to have known him.
Love,
Doreen and Ron Humiston

Rich Leonard

October 13, 2013

JoAnn & Family,

Our deepest condolences. Freddie was a great friend and employee. He and I laughed a lot. We will miss him.

Love June & Rich Leonard

Linda and Bob Frake

October 13, 2013

JoAnn,
We are so sorry to hear about Fred.
You and your family are in our
thoughts and prayers.
Your neighbors,
Linda and Bob Frake

Kim Rusin

October 13, 2013

Jo Ann & Family,

So sorry for your loss. Everyone loved "Freddie" and he will be missed dearly.
I will always remember his laugh.
Love, Kim & Rich Rusin

October 13, 2013

aunt joann
We are thinking about you and your immediate family. We will keep uncle Fred in our prayers.
Love
Sharon, Matt, and nicole