Leslie N. Cole passed away on Friday, June 18, 2004

Leslie N. Cole passed away on Friday, June 18, 2004, at his home in Bellevue, WA at the age of 54 after a short courageous struggle with cancer. Leslie was born on June 29, 1949, in Waltham, Massachusetts to Albert G. and Relinde (Rickert) Cole. He graduated from High School in Mora, Minnesota in 1967 and the University of Minnesota in 1970. Leslie was active in the telecom business as President & CEO of ICON Communications and a past President of ACTA. As a committed community member he was actively involved with Healing the Children. He was an avid trap shooter, hunter, boater, and enjoyed spending time at his lake home on Lake Chelan with family and friends. Leslie was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, of 32 years; daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Darry Hanson of Issaquah; sister and brother-in-law, Uta & Jon Erickson of Gilbert, Arizona; niece; nephews; numerous relatives and friends. The Family will be holding a private Celebration of Leslie’s life. Remembrances may be made to Healing the Children 14021 127th Ave SE, Snohomish, WA 98290.
Published in The Seattle Times on June 25, 2004