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Richard Arthur Cole, 67, of Dayton passed away at his home on Monday, March 19, 2012, with his loving family at his side. He was born in Buffalo, New York, on January 14, 1945, to Richard Cole, Sr. and Grace Nichols Cole. A member of the Lutheran faith, Richard was baptized on November 25, 1947. In High School, Richard played baseball and wrestled. He was a graduate of Cornell University, majoring in Physical Education. Richard proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era. While serving, he was a Pilot and an Aide to a General. Richard worked for twenty years as a Lead Operator for Martin Gas Sales and Enterprise Products.

He enjoyed physical activity and coached Youth Football for five years. Richard enjoyed spending time with his wife and their two dogs, Izzie and Peanut, fishing and watching a variety of sports. His compassion for animals led to taking care of eighteen feral cats dropped off by others.

Preceded in death by his father, Richard Cole, Sr., Richard is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia E. Cole; mother, Grace Cole, of Tampa, Florida; sister, Sally Snyder, of Tampa, Florida; 1st Cousins, Judd Cole, of Great Valley, NY; Louise Cole, Cape Cod, MA; Carol Fudyma, of Salt Lake City, UT and many other family members and friends who loved him. He will be remembered as a wonderful son, husband, brother and friend.

A private memorial service will be planned by the family at a later date. For those desiring, donations in Richard's memory may be made to the Houston Humane Society at www.houstonhumane.org