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Garrett Paul Cole ’61

Published in Sept. 11, 2002, issue

Garrett Cole died Oct. 14, 2001, at his home in Leawood, Kans. Born in Brooklyn, Garrett grew up in Kansas City, attending Pembroke Country Day School, where he starred in basketball and tennis.

At Princeton Garrett majored in politics, writing a thesis on "Soviet Youth and the State, 1945-1960." A member of Colonial, he roomed in Hamilton Hall with Ben Turnbull, Bud Mackey, John Kelley, David Draudt, Jim Dolvin, and the late Cliff Conway.

His career began with Oppenheimer Industries and then Armendaris Securities Corp. He later founded Cole Realty Corp., which he served as president until his death. "His love of and respect for education never ended," his daughter Adrienne Connolly writes, "fueled by his wonderful professors at Princeton."

Garrett is survived by Adrienne and her husband, James Connolly, daughter Padget Hartung and her husband, John, and a grandson, Carsten Connolly. Adrienne, James, and Carsten joined us at the Service of Remembrance on Feb. 23, 2002. We join them and his other survivors in mourning his passing.

The Class of 1961

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