Ronald L. Cole, 66, of Orange, passed away May 15, at his home in Orange. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Claybar Funeral Home, with Father Joseph P. Daleo officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. by Deacon Melvin Payne, at the funeral home on Wednesday.

Born in Vallejo, Ca., Oct. 6, 1948, he was the son of Ora A. and Ida Cole. He worked at Chevron for 21 years and Laden’s Equipment Services for 10 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange, was a third degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council #1680, and a member of the NRA. Ron also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael Cole and father-in-law, Joseph Berlinger.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Vicki Cole; mother-in-law, Mary Berlinger; son, Ronald J. Cole and wife, Melissa Brashear; son, Darren Cole and wife, Elizabeth; Steve and Lugene Peais; three grandchildren, Sean Cole, Lorayne Cole and Victoria Cole; step grandchildren, Annie Brashear and Kristian Morgan; brother Ora B. Cole and wife; sisters, Helen Bumbalow and Pam Griffin; nephews, Michael and wife, Franchesca Cole, John Paul and Patrick Griffin.

He was a loving husband, father, and Paw Paw. He will be greatly missed.