Delores “Dee” (Fink) Cole
Sayre, Pa.

Submitted by:
Reva Wagner

The Sayre Morning Times

Those we love don’t go away,
they walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
so loved, so missed so very dear….

Delores “Dee” (Fink) Cole, 78, of Main Street, Nichols passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital following a period of declining health.

Dee is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Glenn “Bud” Cole; her children, Jan and Debra COLE of Nichols, David and Debrah COLE of Berkshire, N.Y., Donna and Herb HILL of North Carolina, Martha and Paul LOCY of Browsville, N.Y., and Tom and Andrea COLE of North Carolina; a brother Lawrence (Barbara) FINK of Florida.; a sister Martha (Duane) TITUS of Arizona; sisters-in-law, Pauline FINK of Fairport, N.Y., and JoAnne FINK of Pittsburgh, Pa. Ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Dee was predeceased by her siblings, Ruth SPRAUGE, Milton FINK, Virginia BEELEY, Phillip James FINK and William FINK.

Dee was a member of the Nichols Presbyterian Church, served as charter president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Wappasensing Hose Company, charter member of the Montour Falls Yacht Club and a member of the Rebekah’s where she served as Noble Grand. For many years, Dee owned and operated the Nichols Gift and Variety Store until 1987. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Dee enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, quilting and needlepoint. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and her community where she was affectionately known by the neighborhood children as “Grandma Dee”

A time of remembering the special gift Dee was to all of us will be held on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 at 3 p.m. at the Nichols Presbyterian Church, with her pastor, the Rev. Linda Breffle, officiating. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Monday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m.

Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols Emergency Squad, PO Box 336, Nichols, NY 13812 or the Tioga Center Emergency Squad, PO Box 185, Tioga Center, NY 13845 in loving memory of Delores “Dee” Cole.

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