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Victor & Marie Cole

Victor and Marie ColeVic passed away on November 22nd 2011 and Marie passed away in October of 2010.

Marie and Vic were faithful “snowbird” volunteers with the HBEP since 1995.

They would fly in every winter season from Manlius, New York and stay until early May.

They were a part of HBEP’s Wednesday afternoon crew, and were well‐known for their outgoing personalities and upbeat spirits.

Marie was born in New York City. She was an artist and served as president of Associated Artists of Syracuse and president of the Greenwich Gem and Mineral Club of Sydney, Australia. She was also a member of the Oriental Art Society of Honolulu.

Vic was born in New York City. He was the President of the senior class, and the President of two honor societies while at New York University. He worked for Carrier Corporation for 38 years occupying a number of positions including Vice President in charge of Asia and the Pacific Region.

He was active in numerous organizations, including the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii, the Waikiki Aquarium, the Society of Asian Art of Hawaii and the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

Marie and Vic were married for 61 years and are survived by a son, Richard and daughter-in-law, Lois of Stonington, CT.

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