James Howard Cole

James H. Cole

Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved father and grandfather passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016.  Age 69 years. The son the late Julius and Laura (Flannigan) Cole, Jim was born on February 22, 1946 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was a 1964 graduate of Saginaw High School. Jim then graduated from Eastern Michigan University with his Master’s Degree in Mathematics. Jim served for four years in the National Guard and was eventually promoted to First Lieutenant of Company B Saginaw Armory. He married Gloria Eckstorm. She predeceased him on June 6, 1994. Jim was a Senior Reliability Engineer for Delphi Automotive retiring in 1996.  He enjoyed camping and being outdoors, but most of all spending time with his family.

 Surviving are two sons, Andrew (Wimberly) Cole, Marquette; Aaron Cole, Saginaw; his significant other, Annie Colm, Saginaw; two grandchildren, Drew and Kaitlyn; a brother, Robert Cole.  Jim was preceded in death by two brothers, Mark and Julian Cole.

 Funeral Service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between Shattuck and McCarty).  Pastor Rob Richards will officiate.  Honoring Mr. Cole’s wishes, cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society.

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