Alton P. Cole Jr. ’46

Alton P. Cole, Jr. ’46 died May 28, 2012, in Savannah, Ga. He was born on March 9, 1925, in Boston, and graduated from Belmont High School. He served to lieutenant junior grade in the Navy, and graduated from Bowdoin in 1947, but remained a member of the class of 1946. He was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. He also attended Bates College and Cornell Midshipman’s School, The Citadel, and Rutgers University Graduate School of Banking. He retired from Salem Five Bank as president and chief executive officer. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Salem Country Club, and Port Royal Golf Club. He served as a trustee of Salem Hospital and was a Topsfield, Mass., Little League coach. He also served as president of the Salem Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Miriam Wood Cole; three sons, Robert W. Cole, Richard P. Cole, and James R. Cole; a step-daughter, Lisa M. Rhoades; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Gertrude Woodburn Cole, who died in 1974 after 23 years of marriage.

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