Deaths Death Notices
COLES, James W.
COLES - James W. May 14, 1934 - January 28, 2017. Jim, a resident on Silver Lake, and formerly of Williamsville, passed away at the age of 82. Born in Conneaut, OH, Jim's military family took them to many places, including living in Kansas and Colorado. Jim joined the Navy and served during the Korean War. He married Anita Louise Dillingham and they spent nearly 60 years together in Williamsville, NY, where Jim was a successful real estate broker, then real estate appraiser. After many years enjoying their summer cottage, Jim and Anita became full time residents on Silver Lake. Jim was an active Board member with the Silver Lake Owner's Association. He is survived by his children Jim (Ildi), Carl, and Shelly (Dennis Astill) Smith; grandchildren, Bob, Alex, Maddison, Kiefer, Matt, Jolanta, Melanie, and Liga; and proudly became a great-grandfather to Farren in 2016. A service will be held on March 7, 2017, at 6:30 PM, at Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, 6864 Campbell Blvd., North Tonawanda; afterward the family will receive condolences from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.