James E. Cool, 70, of 524 Schissle St., St. Marys, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born May 11, 1942, in Sinnemahoning, son of the late Marion A. and Kathleen Foley Cool.
On Sept. 26, 1964, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Gail L. Wendel, who preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 2011.
He was a graduate of Cameron County High School, Class of 1960; a graduate of the DuBois Business College; and a graduate of Thiel College in Greenville.
He had lived in St. Marys since 1968. He had worked for Mallory Lumber Co. for over 20 years, and then had worked as a Pennsylvania State Tax Auditor.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Vietnam War, and was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
He was also a member of the Masons in Emporium and the Sinnemahoning Methodist Church. He enjoyed his dogs and spending time with his family.
He is survived by a daughter, Jodi Swasta (Andrew) of St. Marys; two sons, Dennis P. Cool of Boston, Mass., and Troy A. Cool of St. Marys; two grandchildren, Kyle J. Cool of Kane and Ashley M. Cool of Waverly, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Audrianna Lynn Cool and Lydia Mae Cool; two sisters, Carol Saylor of Philadelphia and Lois Fischer (Gary) of Ashville; a brother, Richard Cool (Beverly) of Emporium; and a sister-in-law, Marge Cool of Cameron, N.C.
Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Donna Beldin Cool; a sister, Linda Dent; and a brother, Joseph Cool.
Family and friends of James E. Cool are invited to attend a funeral service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, November 30, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Michael Ferrick officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at lynch-radkowski.com.