Former Caroline County Commissioner Cole Passes Away

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Former Caroline County Commissioner John “Jack” W. Cole, 69, passed away unexpectedly on June 16.

Mr. Cole served as a Commissioner for 14 years beginning in 1996. After receiving a gubernatorial appointment to complete an unfinished term, he subsequently won three consecutive elections in 1998, 2002, and 2006. Mr. Cole served with distinction as the President of Board of County Commissioners during each of his four-year terms and is remembered fondly by County employees as a champion of public service. During his tenure, he strove to increase public understanding of County government and to enhance appreciation of County employees.

For more information on Cole’s life and legacy, read the statement from the Caroline County Board of Commissioners.

MACo extends our sincere condolences to former County Commissioner Cole’s family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.

If you would like to extend your condolences, you can send expressions of sympathy to:
Mrs. Mary Cole and Family
911 Sunday Drive
Denton, Maryland 21629

Service plans have not yet been arranged.