Charles Cole, a former longtime resident of Venice and Santa Monica area businessman, died of heart failure recently in Thailand. He was 61.
A graduate of Venice High School, Cole was active in the Theater Arts Department and often starred opposite actress Laurie Prange. He was working in the resort industry and as a marketing consultant at the time of his death.
A Vietnam era veteran, Cole was a master sergeant in the Army, serving his country for seven years. Fluent in seven languages, including Arabic, Cole was an international marketing consultant. He is survived by his son, Chris, of Las Vegas and his brothers Allan, Andrew (Boca Raton) and David. (Hawthorne.)