Dana L. Cole Sr.


Alton - Dana L. Cole Sr., 68, passed away at home on 9/4/19 after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born to Herschel and Pauline (Morrow) Cole, Sr on 9/23/50 in Island Falls, Maine.
He married Reona (Craig) on 10/11/80. In addition to his wife Reona he is survived by two beloved sons Shane P. Cole and Dana L. Cole, Jr and his wife Tarren. He was Grandpa to the light of his life Dane Levi Cole.
Dana was also survived by siblings: Sally and Lamont Braach, Herschel Jr., Gayna McGraw, Jeff, and Ruth and Ricky Richards; in laws, Michael and Amber, Darla and Alex, Kevin and Mona, Cristal and Ron, Shawn and Tammy; also many special nieces, nephews and extended family.
Dana was the owner of Cole's Construction and worked with his 2 sons for many years in the greater Bangor area. He took great pride in his work and always strived for excellence.
Dana came to know the Lord and as he grew in faith the Lord helped him to become a better man. With Gods help he overcame alcohol and nicotine addictions and became an enthusiastic runner. His final wish for those reading this is for each one to open his or her heart to the love of God.
Dana served in the US Army from 1972 to 1975, ending his career as a corporal. He was proud to have served his country.
The family wants to thank all those who supported Dana through his journey with the cards, gifts, afghans/quilts and most of all the many prayers offered up each day.
A memorial service will be held Saturday September 14, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex Street, Bangor, Maine, 10:00 visiting hour, 11:00 Service followed by a luncheon at the church. Pastors Steve Smith and Bumshik Min will officiate. Private burial will be at a later date.
Donations may be made in Dana's name to a food cupboard or homeless shelter of your choice.
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Stephen Emerson
Sep 20, 2019
Please except our sincere condolences with the passing of such a great man!! I am sorry I did not attend his service. I was unaware of his passing till today. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. May you Rest Easy Dana!!
Kristie Higgins
Sep 14, 2019
Dear Reona and Family, Want to let you know I am sorry about Dana. Sending my sincere sympathies to you all.
Robin and Roger Parady
Sep 13, 2019
To Reona and family we send our deepest condolences to you all. May Dana Rest In Peace
Mark Plummer
Sep 11, 2019
So sorry to hear of Dana's passing. I worked with Dana at HE Sargent. He had a great work ethic. My deepest sympathies to his family.
Linwood Vandez
Sep 10, 2019
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Don and Rachel Boone
Sep 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss but so glad Dana has finished the race and is with Jesus now! Praying for you all.
Mike Dauphinee
Sep 10, 2019
Dana, we had many fun filled days together as neighbors when we were children. When, as a teen, you went to work for Earl Giggy, bought a Chevy II Nova, installed an ultra modern 8 track player ; we cruised the triangle! ( Paten, island Falls, Sherman) talking about girls and our 4-10 shotguns)
Sue Miller (Giles)
Sep 10, 2019
So sorry to hear this. You guys gave me my first babysitting jobs. I will always remember Dana smoking no filter lucky strikes and wondering how he could do that. haha
I will be thinking of all of you.
Kathleen Kingman
Sep 09, 2019
Reona, please accept my deepest condolences.
Sep 09, 2019
I thank God everyday for you. We always took care of eachother thru our whole life. I am going to miss you so much, but God saw you struggling and decided he needed a good carpenter up in heaven so he choose you. You was a great husband, father, grandfather, and a great brother. Love you and miss you. See you in heaven...RIP DANA
Irene M Campbell
Sep 09, 2019
So very sorry for the family's loss. Prayers for strength, peace, and the comfort of wonderful memories.
Barbara Hunter
Sep 09, 2019
I'll never forget your laugh, and sense of humor. I'm lucky to have had you as a friend and even though I haven't seen you for years, the world is a little smaller without your presence. Fly free my friend!🕊
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Reona, and your family! Much love.
Kitty Grant-Shaw
Sep 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I remember all of us neighberhood kids getting together and playing outside. RIP Dana
Ann Reinzo
Sep 09, 2019
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Don Glidden
Sep 09, 2019
On behalf of myself and family I wish to extend my condolences to Dana’s family. I have many fond memories of Dana growing up in Patten and going in the Army together which I shall forever cherish. God Bless .
Sep 09, 2019
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