WESTFIELD – Gregory A. Cole, 58, passed away on July 22, 2014 in a scuba diving accident off the coast of Salem. He was born in Westfield to the late Arthur and Jean (Crawford) Cole and was a 1975 graduate of Westfield High School.
Greg worked for many years as a machinist, and recently owned and operated his own business, Specialty Sealing out of Westfield.
Greg is survived by his son Jason G. Cole of Westfield, his sweetheart, Lynn Cooper of Westhampton, his sister, Leslie Dodge and her husband Russell of Westfield, his Brothers, Jeff Cole and his wife Debra of Satellite Beach, Florida, Captain Randy Cole and his wife Wendy of Newtown, CT. He joins his brother Brad who died in 1987. Loved and considered a favorite Uncle by Ryan and Lindsay Dodge, Tammy Olszewski, Sean, Sarah, Bryan, Caroline and Kristen Cole.
Greg worked hard and played hard. He loved the great outdoors, enjoyed cruising on his motorcycle and was an avid skier, scuba diver, hunter, and fisherman. Greg even drove in a few demolition derbys, did a skydive, and traveled the Caribbean. He was a fan of the Patriots and Red Sox. He was a member of the Slovak Hall and Springfield Ski Club.
A Memorial Service for Greg will be held on Sunday at 2PM at the Firtion Adams Funeral Home, 76 Broad St. Westfield. Visiting hours will precede the service from 12 to 2 PM. Contributions in Greg’s name may be directed to the Divers Alert Network or the Muscular Dystrophy Association. www.firtionadams.com