Cole W. Bertol

June 16, 1995 - July 1, 2021

06/16/1995 - 07/01/2021

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday July 06, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Tuesday July 06, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Wednesday July 07, 2021
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Service
Wednesday July 07, 2021
10:00 am
St, Michael Catholic Church
National Road
Wheeling, WV 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Cole W. BERTOL

With deepest sorrow we announce that Cole Bertol, age 26, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 1, 2021 in Pittsburgh, PA. He brought so much love, laughter, and light to the world and his memory will be forever cherished by all who knew him.

Cole was born on June 16, 1995 in Wheeling, WV and baptized at St. Michael Catholic Church. He is the beloved son of William “Art” and Judith “Judy” (Davis) Bertol. He was a 2013 graduate of Wheeling Park High School and a 2017 Cum Laude graduate of West Virginia University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, George Davis and Joanne Davis and his paternal grandfather, Joseph Bertol. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Courtney Bertol, his paternal grandmother, Constance Jones along with several cherished aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Cole’s contagious smile would light up the room. He didn’t have a mean bone in his body and his heart was so pure. Cole loved the outdoors – backpacking or whitewater rafting with his dad. Family was first – playing euchre at the cabin, golfing and always being up for any new adventure.

Our hearts are broken but thankful to have known and loved him. The world is a lesser place without him.

Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our mind holds the memories. Our heart keeps the love. Our faith lets us know we will meet again.

Friends will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove on Tuesday from 1-3 and 5-7. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 am at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Knights of Columbus Council #504 at www.TMCFunding.com (click here) or the Charity of the donor’s choice. On-line condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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Robby and Cathy Neuhardt
1 year ago

Judy and family……It is with sadden and deep regret we send this greeting of our heart felt sympathies to you and your family at this time. Chuck told me today about you son’s passing. We are so very sorry and pray the Good Father keep and your family in His Hands and give you comfort in knowing He is with you. God Bless, RIP.

Charity Fleenor
1 year ago

Dear Bertol Family,

My deepest condolences on the loss of Cole. He was a bright young man and I am honored to have known him. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Regards,
Charity Fleenor

John Cozad
1 year ago

Art and Judy, I’m so sorry for your loss. My son is the same age and I can’t imagine losing him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

Mike and Mary Jane Schmalz (Lauren's parents)
1 year ago

Dear Art, Judy and Courtney,
We are so sorry for your loss. Mike and I first met Cole when he came to our home for New Year’s Eve. He met our extended family and made such a positive impression. We got to know Cole over time during WVU visits. He was a wonderful and kind young man. We hope you hold onto all of your happy memories and find some comfort in them. So, so sorry.
Mike and Mary Jane Schmalz

Mary Karnell Ellison
1 year ago

Dear Art and Judy, it breaks my heart to learn of your sad news. I am so sorry. Cole sounds like he lived life to its fullest. Sending you and your family much love and peace and may his memory be a blessing.

Andy & Cathy Carey
1 year ago

Art, Judy and Courtney,
Words escape us. Please know that the Carey family is holding you close in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Andy and Cathy

Mike Leo
1 year ago

Judy, Art and Family, My sincerest condolences on the passing of Cole.

Bob and Stephanie Klug
1 year ago

What a beautiful and loving tribute yesterday and today to a wonderful young man. His smile will light the hearts of everyone who knew him forever. We will continue to pray for your family and your guardian angel!

Alicia maragos-Sara’s daughter
1 year ago

Art, Judy, and Courtney I don’t even know what to say to you guys but I wanted to say something…my heart and prayers are with your family in this tragic time. I haven’t seen you guys in years but that doesn’t change my love for you guys. I’ll be praying for strength for your family.

Tammie Wright Nelson
1 year ago

Art and Judy, I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your son Cole. You are in our thoughts and prayers.