Lloyd James Cole, age 72, of The Villages in Florida, and formerly of Erie and Nashua, NH, passed away on Wednesday, July 27 in Florida. He was born February 13, 1939, son of the late Lawrence and Adda Griffith Cole of Mill Village, PA.

Cole, Lloyd JamesLloyd graduated from Fort LeBoeuf High School in 1958. He was employed by General Electric,
Locomotive Engine Division in Erie, from 1963 to 1988, and then relocated to General Electric?????s Aircraft Engine Division in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Lloyd was an active member of the Granite Statesmen Barbershop Chorus in Nashua, NH, and in Florida he was a member of the Heart of Florida Barbershop Chorus and served on its board of directors. He was a member of several barbershop quartets and was a member of The Villages Harmonica Band, The Villages Christian Chorale, and The Villages Woodworking Club.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Audrey Kowalski.

Survivors include his wife June Olson Cole; his children– Mrs. Laurie Hayes (David) of Germantown, MD, Lynn Walker (Lee) of Port Richie, FL, Brian Cole (Kristen) of Nashua, NH, and Bradley Cole (Heather) of Maine; three step-children– Peter Morgan (Andrea) of Maynord, MS, James Morgan (Lisa) of Lowell, MS, and Victoria Morgan of Burlington, VT; also, eleven grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Surviving siblings include Mrs. Donna Hadzega (Nick) and Mrs. Barbara Hadzega (Charles), both of North East, Rev. Dr. Ted Cole (Donna) of Mill Village, Larry Cole (Sue) of Bear Lake, PA, and Mrs. Kathy Rohrer (Robert), also of Mill Village. A cousin, Lawrence Newton (Kay) of North East, as well as many nieces and nephews, also survive.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home of Edinboro, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro on Tuesday, August 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Edinboro United Methodist Church, 113 High Street, on Wednesday morning August 3 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Donations in Lloyd’s memory may be sent to Harmony Foundation International Youth Development Program, 110 7th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37203.