Sunday, April 26, 2015

Martin Lee Cole

Bolivar - Martin Lee Cole, age 66, of Friendship Street passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Olean General Hospital. He was born on November 29, 1948 in Olean to Howard and Flora May Ferrington Cole. On September 26, 2002 in Richburg he married Margaret Lounsberry who survives.


Martin was a lifelong resident of the area and had served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for Dresser Rand and later for Fiber Cell in Portville. Martin enjoyed fishing and attending Total Senior Care in Olean. He was a member of the VFW Post #2530 in Wellsville where he enjoyed socializing and dancing.


Martin is survived by his wife Margaret and her children, William [Cindy] Lounsberry of Hinsdale, Sue [Jim] Bowker of Cuba, Martha Roy of Greenwood, Mary Morris of Wellsville and Johnny Wagner of California; several step grand and great grandchildren; a brother Larry [Brenda] Cole of Scio and a sister Patricia Black of Biloxi, MS.; several nieces and nephews.


Martin was predeceased by his parents and a brother Jim Cole.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11 am at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville with Reverend Carl Kemp presiding. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences please visit

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