Maurice L. “Moe” Cole, age 51, passed away on February 21, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born July 11, 1970, in Portland, Maine to Beverly and Robert Reslia. Maurice was a resident of Colorado Springs since 2009 and was formerly of Amsterdam, New York.
He graduated from Bishop Scully High School in Amsterdam, New York and earned his Associates Degree from the Community College of the Air Force.
As a Master Sergeant in the Air Force, Maurice served overseas in Iraq and Iran; he was awarded with the following military medals: NATO in Afghanistan Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, five Air Force Commendation Medals, seven Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Medals, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award Medal, seven National Defense Service Medals, and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He worked as a small business liaison officer in the construction industry.
Maurice enjoyed being outdoors, camping, hunting, and fishing; he was an avid sports fan throughout his life. Another love of Moe’s that played a significant part of his life was his nieces and nephew.
Maurice is survived by his parents: Beverly and Robert Reslia; his sister: Cindy Bogdan (John); his nieces and nephew: Kayla, Kelsey, and Carter Bogdan; his uncles: Ronald Bearor and Rickey Bearor as well as several cousins. Maurice will be missed by his beloved dog, Shelley “The Diva.”
A memorial service and visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado. A reception will follow at Rhino Sports and Spirits, 4307 Integrity Center Point, Colorado Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Maurice to K9sforwarriors.org.
This Obituary Has 7 Condolences
Nicholas V.24 Feb 2022
Moe, you will forever be missed. You were a great friend and mentor. I, along with many others who were fortunate enough to have you in our lives, will miss the great times and conversations we had with you. Rest in Peace my friend.
Janie & Gene Reaves25 Feb 2022
Our sincere condolences ? & prayers ??Go out to family. Even though we didn’t keep in touch, he was family from Plattsburgh. There are no words to console when a loved one is gone too soon. God Bless you all.
Moe's family19 Mar 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words. It meant a lot to hear from people from the service
Javier Delucca25 Feb 2022
Moe you will be missed. I enjoyed our time together at Plattsburgh. Great memories. RIP.
Jay and Judy Shrimplin26 Feb 2022
Moe, we will miss you, we have wonderful memories and a lot of laughs, also some serious conversations. Bev, Bobbie and family, our prayers, hearts and thoughts are with you all in this time of sorrow. Love to all and God bless.
Tom Albergaria26 Feb 2022
Moe God Bless your soul. I’ll never forget our times in Pburgh. RIP my fellow warrior
Robert Cothran27 Feb 2022
I remember picking up Moe at the airport when he came to Plattsburgh, many great memories. Rest in peace brother.