Perry A Cole

January 24, 1960 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Perry Cole Obituary

It is with Great Sorrow and Jesus Joy that we share that Perry A. Cole transitioned to be with the Lord on Monday, February 5, 2024, after a brief medical battle.

Perry was born January 24, 1960, in New Brunswick, NJ, as one of 5 children to the late Frank Cole and Anniease Cole (Grier). In Piscataway, he attended public school through the twelfth grade. After graduation, Perry worked for over 40 years at Rutgers The State University in various occupations starting as a dishwasher and progressing through his final position as an Operations Manager.  On April 1, 2002, he was united in marriage to Annie B. Reid.  Although they had no biological children, they showed love to many children including nieces and nephews.

He was a long-time resident of Piscataway, NJ, and developed his talents as an accomplished athlete in wrestling, football, and gymnastics. Perry was known by all as a hard worker, often helping his nieces and nephews and other youth, introducing them to “his inherited work ethic” of working from sunup to “Dark Thirty,” which was 30 minutes after it was too dark to see.

Perry was a charter member of Travelers Fellowship Baptist Church in Piscataway, NJ, where he was baptized at and early age.  He served the church as an usher and sang in the choir in his youth.

When not working, Perry loved to attend Jazz Festivals and go to car shows. He also spent many years as an avid bowler, playing in several leagues.  He also sang at weddings for friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Anniease (2014), Father, Frank (2019) Sister-in-law Esther Reid (2022).  He leaves behind his wife, Annie B. Reid, his siblings, William E. Cole, Robin C. Foy, Francis S. Cole (Donnah), Sharief N. Cole, Ivan Scott (Pam), and one godbrother, Anthony Hartgrove. He also leaves behind five godchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives who loved him dearly.  Along with his Jazz Family.

The Cole Family would like to thank everyone for their past, present, and continued kindness, prayers, and support during this sorrowful 

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February 12, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Woodbridge
130 Sewaren Avenue
Sewaren, NJ 07077

Celebration of Life
February 12, 2024

10:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Woodbridge
130 Sewaren Avenue
Sewaren, NJ 07077

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