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Official Obituary of

Brian Werner Cole

April 9, 1957

Brian Cole Obituary

Brian Werner Cole passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1, 2024.  He was 66 years old.  Born on April 9, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Brian was the son of Richard Irving Cole and Venetta Werner Cole.

Brian was a 1975 graduate of Springfield High School and a 1980 graduate of Philadelphia Textile and Science College.  He loved and lived to be near the water as much as he could.  He enjoyed  summers with his family at LBI, New Jersey.  In the 1980’s, he delivered private yachts, sailing passages from New England to Bermuda and Antigua.  Brian completed a transatlantic passage while earning his Captains License.  He met his wife, Kathleen in 1989, whom he married on June 7, 1997 in Chestertown, Maryland.  Brian’s vision in architecture and furniture design and his talent in transforming his designs into functional and beautiful pieces, gave way to his future business, “Decks by Design”.  He designed, built over 80 decks by design in the tri-state area. 

As an active athlete and constant advocate of good health, Brian embraced a career as a personal trainer.  He began this journey at Main Line Nautilus and stayed with that facility until it became The Sporting Club of Bryn Mawr.  He built many wonderful relationships, lifelong friendships and heartfelt bonds with those friends in business, and clients during many years of his life.

Brian is survived by his wife, Kathleen McIntire Bowes Cole and her son, Anderson Bowes (his fiancé, Taylor Ford); sister, Lisa Sutphin (Jerry) and their daughter, Rachel; his sole surviving Aunt, many cousins and extended family and friends.

Visitation with the family will be from 11:00AM to 12:00PM with a Celebration of Brian's life to begin at 12:00PM on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at the LONGWOOD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION of MATTHEW GENEREUX, 913 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square.  Burial will be private.

The family has asked that NO flowers be sent.  Memorial donations can be made to the The Paige S. Tibbetts Legacy Fund, click here:   A charity very meaningful to the family.

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March 26, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Longwood Funeral Home
913 East Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Celebration of Life
March 26, 2024

12:00 PM
Longwood Funeral Home
913 East Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA 19348


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