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Matthew David Cole, 36, of Ranson, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Jefferson Medical Center, Ranson.
Mr. Cole was born Aug. 25, 1981, in Fort Hood, Texas, and he was the son of David Allen Cole and the late Shara Goodwin Cole.
He earned his bachelors of science in electrical engineering from Frostburg State University and worked as a software engineer for Curtiss-Wright in Ashburn, Va.
Surviving with his wife of eight years, Jennifer Nelka Cole, are his step-children, Lauren Elizabeth Bruzdzinski and Joseph Richard Wilcox; father and step-mother, David and Melody Ann Cole, of Berryville, Va.; brothers, Daniel Allen Cole and his wife, Ali, of Seattle, Wash., and Jonathan Jay Cole of Berryville; step-siblings, Andrew, Chelsea, Simon and Mary; paternal grandmother, Joan Hansford Cole; maternal grandmother, Ethelyn Lambott; a very special step-grandmother, Joan Goodwin; niece and nephew, Kylie and Reed Cole; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jay N. Cole Jr. and Jerry Goodwin.
As Matt wished, he will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Enders & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, Berryville, with the Rev. Johnny Herbst officiating. Burial will be private.
To view the obituary and send condolences online, please visit www.endersandshirley.com.
Published on October 29, 2017
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