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Sterling Roger Peltier, known to most as “Cole,” of Roanoke, Va. passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.
Cole was born in Mt. Clemens, MI in 1929. He is survived by his daughter, Brenda Peltier; his son and daughter-in... Read More
Sterling Roger Peltier, known to most as “Cole,” of Roanoke, Va. passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.
Cole was born in Mt. Clemens, MI in 1929. He is survived by his daughter, Brenda Peltier; his son and daughter-in-law, Daryle and Pamela Peltier; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Cecelia Betcher.
As a youth, Cole rose above challenging circumstances armed with a resourceful nature and quick wit. He joined the Merchant Marines at age 16, and the United States Marine Corps three years later. He fought in the Korean War. His time in the Corps took him around the world, providing a rich cache of memories, and stories he loved to tell.
While working in Virginia Beach after the war, he met Peggy Argenbright of Roanoke. (d. 2017). They married in 1954 and were active at St. Andrew’s Church for over 40 years. Cole served as Eucharistic minister, worked with youth groups, and volunteered at St. Vincent’s Orphanage. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
In addition to his church activities and sales career at Noland Company, Cole had many interests. He planned annual trips for his family, and in later years, cruises and excursions with his wife and their friends. He loved to dance, golf, play cards, garden, and barbecue. Those who knew him well joked that his true vocation was mowing the yard. His sense of humor and love of life were intact until the end.
Cole’s family offers profound thanks to all those who loved and cared for him in his later years. We are especially grateful for his attentive neighbors, dear friends, caregivers, and the Palliative-Hospice Care team at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Friends are invited to celebrate Cole’s life on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew’s Church at 12 noon, followed by a graveside service at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at 1:30 p.m. There will be a light reception at St. Andrew’s Social Hall after the burial.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.Oakeys.com.
Arrangements by Oakey’s Funeral Service – North Chapel, Roanoke, VA (540) 362-1237
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