William “Roger” Cole



Cole obitWilliam “Roger” Cole, 81, of Cambridge died Monday, April 1, 2013 at Kindred Health Care. He was born at Smithfield, Jan. 10, 1932 to the late Glenn and Estelle Hill Cole.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Suzuko ‘Sue’ Matsuda on Feb. 6, 1990. Also deceased are his step-mother, Margaret Norquest Cole; sister, Betty Stemple; and brother, Harry Cole.

The Funeral Service will be Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Moriah  Baptist Church near Smithfield with his brother Lewis Cole officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Roger requested memorials be made to the VFW Post 2901, P.O. Box 302, Cambridge, Oh 43725 in lieu of flowers.

The family would like to thank the caring staff of Kindred /Cambridge Rehab & Care Center for their loving care of Roger.
Bond Funeral Home, Londonderry assisted the family with arrangements.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.


  1. Childhood memories of seeing Roger Cole arrive at that filling station which his father and stepmother, Margaret (my aunt) operated in Antrim. Even more memories of his very exotic, at the time, young wife Suzuko, arriving in Ohio as a bride from Japan.
    What was exotic, in the 1950’s in tiny Antrim is not so today, not at my age and where I now live and have done so for many years. To see Asian faces here is just another day downtown or in the International District.
    Roger was that half brother, older, to the Cole boys–all boys born to Glenn and my late Aunt, who was one of the kinder, gentler souls of that very large brood of Norquest children who lived out on old U.S. 22 near Cadiz.
    My condolences; I had forgotten that Roger was still alive-hadn’t seen him in decades.


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