JOHN COLE COOL
November 7, 1926 - April 6, 2017
posted 11 April 2017
It is with heavy hearts and deep regret that we inform you of the sad loss of our exceptional and wonderful husband and father, John Cole Cool. John ‘crossed to the other side’, as he would say, on Thursday morning, April 6th, 2017. After a long slow battle with multiple myeloma over the last two years, he was confronted with an unexpected and rapid series of new and serious health challenges during the last six weeks. He fought valiantly and courageously against these but was ultimately unable to overcome them. Even so, he passed gently, precisely at daybreak, on the morning of April 6th. Family was with him throughout.
John wanted to be cremated and then have a memorial service after a short time, affording us all the opportunity to come to grips as best we are able with the grief that consumes us. To remember and honor him, the family is planning a memorial service and will send forth the details as soon as this has been organized.
The family welcomes your support in notes and emails and phone calls. We will plant a few flowering trees in John’s memory. If you would like to plant a tree in his memory as well, we are sure he would approve.
In this most Holy week of the Christian Church, take solace in the prayers, meaning and rituals of the resurrection and remember our dearly beloved John Cole Cool. He would like that. Peace be with you.
The Cool Family
Jenny Cool (Class of 1983)
Jonathan Cool (Class of 1976)
Tribute to John Cole Cool (posted 15 June 2017)
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
American Essayist & Poet