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Edward James Cole ’52

Edward James Cole ’52, April 15, 2012, in Mesa, Arizona. Edward served with the coast guard during World War II—his extensive travel during the war qualified him as a Shellback and as a member of the order of the Golden Dragon. He studied at Reed three years and completed a BS in electrical engineering in the combined program with MIT. He made a career as an engineer in electronic systems design at Hughes Aircraft Company in Fullerton, California. Edward and Virginia Fraser had three children and were married for 33 years until her death. In retirement, Edward and his wife, Gloria, moved to Mesa. His interests included archery, fishing, travel, and membership in the Arizona Amateur Radio Club. Survivors include Gloria, his son and two daughters, two stepchildren, five grandchildren, and a brother, George Cole ’52.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2012

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