Mary J. Cole of Country Lakes, Browns Mills, age 61 years, passed away April 29th,2013 at the Samaritan Hospice Unit, Virtua Hospital, Mount Holly. She was a native of South Bend, Indiana and joined the Air Force after graduating High School and then traveled the World during her Military Career, settling in Browns Mills in 1985. Mary was a retired MSGT with 20 years in the US Air Force and was a Veteran of Vietnam. She also was a retired Training Manager for the 514th Military Air Lift at McGuire AFB for over 20 years.
Mary liked to knit, crochet, bake cookies, loved reading and watching classic movies and antiquing.
Beloved wife of Timothy for 28 years, Dear mother of Stephen Strengberg & wife Lauren of Mount Laurel, Devoted Grandmother of Maryella, Beloved daughter of Emily Whalen of South Bend, IN., Sister of Carol Markley, Laura Ruff, and Joe & Vince Whalen, Stepmother of Michelle Clarke & Michael Cole and Step Grandmother of 5.
Relatives and friends of Mary''s family are invited to her Memorial Service 6:00 PM Thursday evening, May 2nd,2013 at The Lankenau Funeral Home, 370 Lakehurst Road, Browns Mills where the family will receive their friends from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.
Interment will be private.