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Vance David Cole, age 60, of Greenville, Michigan, formerly of Neptune City, New Jersey, passed away Wednesday afternoon, December 4, 2013 at home surrounded by his family and under the care of Spectrum Health Hospice.

The son of Clifford & Ethel (Glashan) Cole, he was born on March 16, 1953 in Neptune City, New Jersey, where he graduated from Neptune City High School. He owned “Cozy Coles Luncheonette”, where he met Terry Gibson and they married on December 8, 1979 and made their home in New Jersey until relocating to Michigan. Vance had also worked as a union pipefitter with Plumbers & Pipefitters Local No. 9 in New Jersey, until he became disabled in 1994.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his parents-in-law; a brother, Harry P. Cole; and a niece, Tracey.

Surviving are his wife, Terry L. Cole; his three children, Joshua D. Cole, Jacqueline (Kevin) Croff, and Claire J. Cole; five grandchildren, Taylor, Jamie, Hunter, Henry, and Vance D. Cole II; a brother, Rev. Dr. Clifford W. (Susan) Cole of Natick, Massachusetts; as well as several siblings-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Vance’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, Michigan.


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  1. Anonymous on December 4, 2013 at 12:00 am


    12/10/2013 –

    Lori Faber

    I will always remember poppy riding in his chair smiling..He always smiled no matter how bad he hurt. I will always look up to this man..he was amazing!

    12/10/2013 –

    joyce juarez

    Clarie am sooo sorry of ur dad passing am very sorry I know how it feels

    12/10/2013 –

    Toni Walz

    Until we can meet again and share son Rum Raisin Ice-Cream… LOL Always in ours hearts.

    12/09/2013 –

    Curt Noe


    Rest in Peace, my friend. I’m sorry we never got the chance to talk on the phone. My sympathy to your family.

    12/09/2013 –

    Gavin Villapiano

    Farewell, old friend – kindergarten thru HS. All those days hanging out on Neptune Ave… Condolences to the family…

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