The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001453128-01
Funeral Notices


Jerry Edwin Cole, 78, passed away on April 16, 2024, in Vancouver, WA. He was born in California and served in the Air Force for 11 years. Jerry was a structural engineer who applied his expertise not only to his career at Fluke but also to building his own home, his passion for golf, amateur radio, HO trains and building Chris Craft model boats. He held a special place in his heart for Kauai, where he enjoyed spending time.

Jerry’s dedication to his country during his military service was matched by his commitment to his hobbies. He obtained his higher education from the University of Nevada-Reno, where he played baseball as a catcher. He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants, playing on their farm team.

In his personal life, Jerry was a loving husband to Sandy Cole. He is survived by his wife, daughter, Diane Wetmore (Darren) and step-sons, Darin Knight (Keri), Andrew Knight (Kristin) and Adam Knight, as well as grandchildren Dylan Wetmore (Charlene), Bailee Natsiopoulos (Phil) step-grandchildren Julia, Adrienne, Lauren, and Lindsey Knight, and great-grandchildren Dean Wetmore and Bennett Natsiopoulos.

At Jerry’s request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Kauai Humane Society to honor his love for animals.

Jerry will be remembered for his strong work ethic, love for golf, and his kind nature. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Arrangements Provided By:
All County Crematorium