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Richard G. Cole

Ashburn Virginia – Richard G. Cole, 83 Ashburn, Virginia, formerly of Watertown and Gouverneur, New York died Tuesday August 8, 2017, at Great Falls Assisted Living, Herndon, Virginia. Mr. Cole served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He was employed by Rouse Construction Corporation from 1957 to 1976, in Watertown, New York, initially as a Field Accountant, then as an Expeditor, a Project Manager and finally as a Vice President. In 1976, Rouse Construction merged with Conoc Construction Corporation and Mr. Cole then became Vice President – Construction for Conoc when they moved their offices to the metropolitan Washington, DC area that same year. From 1982 to 1998, he served as the sales manager for Gibbsboro Industries, Gibbsboro, New Jersey and then Pre-Mix Industries, Chesapeake, Virginia where he was instrumental in bringing the Masonry Silo supply business to the Mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Cole retired fully in 1998. Born August 9, 1933, in Gouverneur, New York, son of Glenn A. Cole and Dorothy E. Cole. He attended Gouverneur Central Schools and was a graduate of Canton Agricultural and Technical College in 1953, with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. He married Julia Foster on August 24, 1957, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Gouverneur, New York with Rector Robert Joudry officiating. Mr. Cole is survived by his wife Julia F. Cole, a daughter, Barbara Cole-Russell (Edward), Chaumont, New York and two sons Richard G. Cole, Jr. (Mary Beth), Fairfax Station, Virginia and Robert F. Cole (Elizabeth), Purcellville, Virginia. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Richard G. Cole, III, Julia Russell, Ashley Cole, Emily Cole and Tyler Cole. Visitation will be at Hall Funeral Home located at 140 South Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, Virginia 20132 on Friday August 11, 2017, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A Memorial Service will be held at Hall Funeral Home on Saturday August 12, 2017, at 10:00am to be followed immediately by a reception at the home of Robert and Elizabeth Cole. Burial Services will be held at the Riverside Cemetery in Gouverneur, New York on Tuesday August 15, 2017, at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer’s Association in the name of Richard G. Cole. Please visit http://www.hallfh.com to express online condolences to the family. Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, VA.

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