Richard L Cole, 92, of Larksville peacefully passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 at the Hampton House in Wilkes Barre, PA. He was born on July 16, 1928 In Wilkes Barre. He was the son of the late Bruce and Sophia Cole. Richard was an Army veteran who served in Korea during the war. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Arlene (Corby) , brothers Bruce and Arthur, sons Richard and Douglas, and grand-daughter Alison. Richard is survived by his son Wayne and wife Lois of Mechanicsburg, his daughter Diane and husband Tim Sheldon of Goodyear Arizona, his daughter-in-law Carol Cole of Buzzards Bay Massachusetts, his grandchildren Amanda Cole, Leeanne Griffith Park and husband Kris, Lindsay Cole, Jessica Bolles and husband Jeff, and Abigail and Spencer Sheldon, and by his three great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Richard was a graduate of Meyers High School and the Wilkes Barre School of Business. Richard worked for Whitesell Bros.Hardware and Lumber in Dallas, various locations in the trade industry and retired from Royer Foundry in Kingston.. After retiring he enjoyed working at The American Red Cross Blood Center for several years. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, Wilkes Barre. Arrangements are by Edwards-Russin Funeral Home in Edwardsville. Richard is to be interred at the Oak Lawn cemetery in Wilkes Barre. No services are scheduled.