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“Missed him by a year. I've thought of Mr. Coles frequently over the years. He helped shape who I am as an adult by always being there to talk...Read More »
1 of 52 | Posted by: Margot Diaz (formerly Wasser-Wheeler)

“As is the case with most teen aged males, I was headed down the path that ultimately leads to self destruction. Were it not for the wisdom, patience...Read More »
2 of 52 | Posted by: Donald Davis - MA - Family

“In the 1980's I worked with the U.S. General Services Administration in Washington DC and Peter was with the Federal Protective Service there. We co...Read More »
3 of 52 | Posted by: Joan Bender - The Villages, FL

“RIP Peter. Thank you for being my friend and mentor. Working for you was the highlight of my government career. I will always remember your...Read More »
4 of 52 | Posted by: Gail Edelstein - Philadelphia, PA

“Rest In Peace partner I'll never forget you. You were my special friend dating back to third grade. Will always remember us singing together at...Read More »
5 of 52 | Posted by: Harold Younger - Fort Washington, MD

“I got to know Peter when I taught at Herndon HS. He would come into my classes and present life lessons to my students. He was a wonderful man who...Read More »
6 of 52 | Posted by: Charles Feinson - Arlington, VA

“Pete was my boss for FPS back in 1984 and gave me the first opportunity to serve as a supervisor. He was dynamic and to the point! Great mentor! ”
7 of 52 | Posted by: Dug Salley - Philadelphia, PA

“It was a pleasure to know Peter as a friend at the High School of Commerce.Glad to hear he had a wonderful life and was so well loved. May he rest...Read More »
8 of 52 | Posted by: Nicholas Agnos - Longmeadow, MA

“I just stumbled on this sad news about a friend, Peter J. Cole's, who had passed away. I wish to send my condolences to Pete's family. I haven't...Read More »
9 of 52 | Posted by: Robert Thomas - Windsor, CT

“Mr Coles was a bright light at Herndon High School when I was a student there. Genuinely cared about everyone, my friends and I used to all shake his...Read More »
10 of 52 | Posted by: Sean Mathews - Herndon, VA

“God bless Cousin. Amen. Please tell Momma and Daddy hello. We love you ”
11 of 52 | Posted by: rebecca billingslea - columbus, OH

“May Mr. Peter J. Coles rest in the presence of ALMIGHTY GOD, The LORD JESUS CHRIST, and the HOLY SPIRIT. Amen.Cousin Patricia ”
12 of 52 | Posted by: Patricia McCollough - Hyattsville, MD

“May Mr. Peter Jenkins Coles rest in the presence of ALMIGHTY GOD, The LORD JESUS CHRIST, and The HOLY SPIRIT. Amen.Mr. Coles is my first Cousin and...Read More »
13 of 52 | Posted by: Patricia McCollough - Hyattsville, MD

“To the Cole Family, I send my deepestSympathy for your loss of Pete. I have many great memories of him growing up on College St, tobacco farm, the...Read More »
14 of 52 | Posted by: Tom Oakley - Springfield, MA

“I am sending my deepest condolences and prayers to Mrs. Coles and to family and friends of Mr. Peter Coles. I was deeply saddened to hear of his...Read More »
15 of 52 | Posted by: Frances Ivey - Fairfax, VA

“Mr. Coles was one of the most warm, genuine, and personable individuals I have ever worked with. He always took the time to ask you how you were and...Read More »
16 of 52 | Posted by: Aly Willey - Herndon, VA

“So sorry to hear Peter passed away, he was my buddy in school way back in the 40]s Lincoln School, needed a buddy to go out to the playground. Peter...Read More »
17 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“As the school public health nurse at Herndon High, I often worked with him to help students that needed help. Some of the best times, though were...Read More »
18 of 52 | Posted by: Virginia Wilkinson - Ashburn, VA

“Mr. Coles was a fixture at Herndon High. He knew me by name and I was never officially his student. However, that was the man he was, he seemed to...Read More »
19 of 52 | Posted by: Roy Hayes Hayes - Dulles, VA

“It was a great pleasure seeing and greeting Mr. Coles each day at HHS. His friendly, upbeat personality and joyful, positive attitude made each day...Read More »
20 of 52 | Posted by: Paul Reynolds - Centreville, VA

“Condolences to the loved ones of Mr Cole's. He was quite memorable and surely will be missed by all hearts he had touched. ”
21 of 52 | Posted by: Aisha Williams - Herndon, VA

“Condolences to the entire Coles familyPeter Coles was a beacon of light, who made everyone smile as he made his rounds through Herndon High School's...Read More »
22 of 52 | Posted by: Amy Ruschaupt - Ashburn, VA

“Peter Coles was a great man, a gentleman and the impact he had on the students and adults at Herndon High can't be measured. He is one of the...Read More »
23 of 52 | Posted by: Douglas Graney - Sterling, VA

“We will never say goodbye to Mr. Cole, who never left the creases of our hearts. In our thoughts, he shall always be alive. In our prayers, he shall...Read More »
24 of 52 | Posted by: Catherine Walsh - Herndon, VA

“My condolences to the family. ”
25 of 52 | Posted by: Flor Benavides - Herndon, VA

“We are very for your loss. Peter was one of my favorite co-workers at HHS. He always exuded caring and professionalism in his dealings with staff...Read More »
26 of 52 | Posted by: Maureen and Art Wiesemann - NC

“Mr.Coles you made each day coming into HHS fun. You always gave the best advice and knew how to make me laugh. Heaven gained a very special angel.God...Read More »
27 of 52 | Posted by: Jordan Fleger - Sterling, VA

“Peter was a wise and wonderful man with a big heart. It was ae privilege to know him. ”
28 of 52 | Posted by: Mary Blessing - VA - Coworker

“Heaven is a little safer now that Pete is there.:-)We ALL loved him here at Herndon High School! He impacted so many of our lives during his time...Read More »
29 of 52 | Posted by: Melanie Fleger - Herndon, VA

“My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Coles. He was a truly great man with such a wonderful soul that touched everyone he met. He was one of...Read More »
30 of 52 | Posted by: Amy Sheedfar Roberson - Chantilly, VA

“Mr.Coles it was a blessing to know you during my time as a student at Herndon High School. May you Rest In Peace. I also want to give my condolences...Read More »
31 of 52 | Posted by: Enuma Iyob - South Riding, VA

“Mr. Coles was a light throughout my high school career. He was so loving to us all. Always looking towards positivity and growth. A genuine kind soul...Read More »
32 of 52 | Posted by: Lenita Stewart - Centerville, VA

“I loved working with Peter at Herndon High School. Peter was such a good person. ”
33 of 52 | Posted by: Dixie Mayall - Clifton, VA

“It was a true blessing to know Mr. Coles. His daily friendly attitude has greatly inspired my attitude towards others. ”
34 of 52 | Posted by: Joe Sheaffer - Rotonda West, FL

“Mr. Coles, God gave us an angel here on Earth to touch our heaven welcomes you home, you will certainly be greeted with open arms for a...Read More »
35 of 52 | Posted by: Patrice Humpherys - Herndon, VA

“Mr Coles made Herndon High School better because he filled the halls with infinite wisdom, love and his signature shuffle. May his family find solace...Read More »
36 of 52 | Posted by: Theia Trusselle - Ruther Glen, VA

“I wish everyone approached life as exuberantly as Mr. Coles! He was always positive and had a smile or laugh to share with those whom he interacted....Read More »
37 of 52 | Posted by: Sheila Alzate - Leesburg, VA

“Peter was one of my first friends at Herndon High School. We bonded over book club, but he ALWAYS stopped me in the hall with a kind word, story, or...Read More »
38 of 52 | Posted by: Kathleen Jacoby - Herndon, VA

“It was my honor to work with Peter Coles for many years at Herndon High School. He was as good a man as I have ever known. Fair winds, my friend. ”
39 of 52 | Posted by: Richard Cassara - Vero Beach, FL

“My deepest condolences to your family. He was a truly amazing man and had such a wonderful spirit. He was a blessing to Herndon High School before...Read More »
40 of 52 | Posted by: Liz Grozis - VA

“I went to HHS when Mr. Coles worked there. He was such a wonderful, funny man. He caught me humming in the hallway and told me to let it out. I sang...Read More »
41 of 52 | Posted by: Caitlyn Harp - Herndon, VA

“Me coles was one of the most influential people of my high school years he will surly be missed. ”
42 of 52 | Posted by: Bobby Harmon - 20170, VA - Friend

“Heaven has gained one heck of a soul, and great man. My condolences to Ms Ethel and the Coles family. ”
43 of 52 | Posted by: Reginald Barnes - Chantilly, VA

“It is with a heavy heart I am am sending my condolences. Regional Director Coles (as he was to me) was a great leader and even better person. We...Read More »
44 of 52 | Posted by: Reid Leaness - Philadelphia, PA

“mr. peter j. coles was wonderful and caring man. He will be missed greatly.our condoleces to his wife, my sister along with all the and friends. my...Read More »
45 of 52 | Posted by: DWIGHT & CYNTHIA WALTERS - MD

“My heartfelt condolences to the family of Peter Coles. May God bless you with strength and courage. He will forever be loved and missed. ”
46 of 52 | Posted by: Gloria Hampton - Birmingham, AL

“My heartfelt condolences to the family of Peter Coles. I will always remember Peter as a kind and loving person. May he rest in peace. ”
47 of 52 | Posted by: Barbara Smith - PALMDALE, CA

“My deepest sympathy to the family of Peter J. ColesWishing you strength and peace at this time of loss. ”
48 of 52 | Posted by: evangeline howell - Birmingham, AL

“I had the privilege of working with Pete in Region 3. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIPMarianne Crocetto ”
49 of 52 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincerest sympathy, I worked for Pete in Region 3 of the Federal Protective Service, he could hold your attention a very well spoken man. RIP ”
50 of 52 | Posted by: Louis Pepe - Broomall, PA

“God bless Cousin Peter. Rest in Peace. Amen ”
51 of 52 | Posted by: Rebecca Billingslea - Columbus, OH

“My deepest sympathy to the family of Peter Coles. May you be comforted in knowing that our Heavenly Father cares for you. He will give you strength...Read More »
52 of 52 | Posted by: N. S.

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On Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Aldie, VA. Pete passed quietly. Beloved husband of Ethel Coles; brother of Nancy Davis and Howard Coles; uncle of John Davis and Dorcas Davis Jones. He is also survived by the Walters Family of Alabama and California; his Goddaughter Sara Forrest and a host of other relatives and many friends.