Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Paul J. Cole Jr.

 Wellsville, NY - Paul J. Cole Jr., age 85, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019, at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He was born on October 1, 1933 in Wellsville to Paul M. and Louise A. Tait Cole Sr. On his birthday in 1952 he married the love of his life the former Gertrude  Hulse who predeceased him in February of 2015.

Paul was a life long resident of this area who attended school in Wellsville and later Allentown. He retired from Air Preheater as a Quality Control Inspection Supervisor after 43 years of service. He enjoyed loving and caring for his family, flower and vegetable gardening, woodworking, and being a master of all trades who could build or fix anything. He was a member of the Scio Fire Department and the American Welding Society.

Paul is survived by his 3 daughters, Connie (Robert)  Kulik of Wellsville, Sherry (Charles)  Densmore of Wellsville, and Cindy (Larry)  Chapman of Wellsville; 4 grandchildren, Stacey (Chassity)  Kamrowski, Jason (Stacey)  Kulik, Kristy Kulik, and Joe (Karen)  Chapman; 12 great grandchildren Dylan, Jace, Cole and Kasey Densmore, Noah Roberts, Matthew and Karissa Kulik, Madison and Peyton Kamrowski, Vincent, Hunter and Preston Chapman; 2 sisters, Marguerite “Susie” Halladay and Linda Button.

Paul was predeceased by his Wife Gertrude, his parents, Paul and Louise Cole Sr.; a grandson, Jeffrey Densmore; 2 brothers, William Cole and Ronald Cole; 2 sisters, Beverly Denning and Jenny Burdick; his mother and father in law Clair and Edna Hulse.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, March 22, 2019, from 1 until 3 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. The funeral service will follow at 3 pm in the funeral home with Reverend Calvin Densmore presiding and burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials in Paul's name may be made to either the Scio Fire Department, or to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, or to the Medical Transport Service in Scio. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com


  1. I am so very sorry for your loss of your father.
    Connie it has been almost 11 years since we sat together in the coffee shop at Strong and discussed our father’s failing health. I lost my father just a few days later, you’ve been fortunate to have had your dad for another 11 years.
    I know that doesn’t take away the pain of your loss. It is ALWAYS to soon to lose a parent.
    I hope God will bless all of you and your families with Comfort tree and peace.
    “ Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us everyday.
    Unseen, unheard but always near,
    Still loved, Still missed and very dear”

  2. Connie,I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Hopefully you can find comfort in knowing he is with his loved ones that gone before him. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  3. So sorry Connie on the loss of your father. I remember him working at Preheater and always liked him. I know you have great memories to bring you comfort. You all are in our prayers.

  4. Pastor Cal DensmoreMarch 21, 2019 at 4:20 PM

    Paul had a great sense of humor and a joy to make a conversation with. He was caring, helpful and a joy to be around. He will be missed by many folks. Praying for peace and comfort