Fred Cole, 73, of Kingston, NY, passed unexpectedly on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at his residence. He was born on November 11, 1948 in Kingston. He was raised by his mother and step father, the late Rita (Straub) Lahl and Charles F. Lahl, he was the son of the late Charles Cole. Fred was a graduate of Kingston High School and for many years he worked for Ulster County Department of Building and Grounds. He attended the Morningstar Christian Fellowship, was very active with Samaritan Purse Ministry, especially Operation Christmas Child. He enjoyed going to Casino's.
Fred is survived by his companion Lisa Restaino-Bodie, his sisters Roseann F. Lahl and her wife Sandy M. Closi, Grace G. Ogden, brothers Ronald E. Cole and his companion Mary Winters, Wesley P. Cole, a step son Charles B. Green, and several nieces and nephews. Fred was the husband of the late Bernadette Cole and brother of the late Charles Cole,
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. The family will receive their friends on Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
The service will be at 6:00 pm For those who wish, contributions in Fred's memory may be made to www.samaritanspurse.org
Per NYS guidelines, if you are attending, please wear a mask. A tribute for Fred may be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
Kingston, NY 12401
Kingston, NY 12401
I knew Fred for years as co-worker, & he was a dedicated worker who took pride in his work& always gave more than 100%. He later attended Morning Star Christian Fellowship, and he became friends with my husband & me. He fought many physical battles & struggled to get to church, & into church, but he faithfully came. He was a wonderful & compassionate man with a hunger to help those less fortunate, and he was always helping with the Operation Christmas Child, for so many years, doing all he could to help despite his physical limitations. Fred, you did great! You are now face to face with the Heavenly Father you loved, and He is saying "Well done, Good & Faithful Servant!" Enjoy your well earned glory days, Fred, we will miss you!
A quiet, thoughtful man with a generous heart! Probably dancng in his heavenly home today!
Rest in peace brother. May the Lord comford the broken hearted and ease their sorrow at his passing.
Don & Mace
Rest in peace Fred , I used to help Fred out when he lived next door to me years ago.... It was a very kind gentle man.....