Irvin H. Cole Sr., 76, of Westville, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at CVPH in Plattsburgh. Born May 23, 1943 in Lyndonville, VT. He was the son of Lawrence Sr. and Irvie Cole.
He grew up in Tupper Lake where he played high school basketball and met his wife of fifty six years, Helen M. Russell. They married September 28, 1963 and raised their four children in Tupper Lake. Irvin was a mechanic, sportsman and avid outdoorsman throughout his lifetime.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, children; David and Laura Cole of New Bern, NC., Irvin Jr. and Tammy Cole of North Bangor, Julie and Dan Newton of Paul Smiths and Russell and Christine Cole of Tupper Lake. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two brothers; Lawrence Jr. and his wife Gloria, Bruce, and a sister Betty and husband Chuck Abare.
Calling hours were scheduled from 2-4 pm Friday, July 5 at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home.