Death of UUCC Friend Cole Wiggins

Death of UUCC Friend Cole Wiggins

Cole Wiggins passed away peacefully on May 5, 2023. Please join us to celebrate his life on Saturday, May 27, 2023 from 10am-2pm at OBIC — with the service starting at 10am, and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum or your favorite charity, in Cole’s name.

To donate by check:
Make checks payable to The Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Inc (or FoBBHPM) and mail to:

The Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Inc.
300 Oella Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228


  1. Ken Stevens

    I was sorry to learn, while at the UU Men’s Breakfast this morning, of the death of Cole Wiggins. He surely liked to make it to those breakfasts and was definitely one of a kind.

  2. Chris Crandell

    Such a wonderful man. Our whole family adored Cole. We have missed his infectious chuckle and broad smile at UUCC these past several years. Wishing him peace and Jeri much love.

  3. Tom and Carol Benjamin

    We’ve all been missing Cole’s presence. What a fine person he was! He always had an appreciative word about the music in services (and about the Messengers), and would always say (in a kindly way) when we’d sing a Spiritual: “I liked that, but that’s not how I remember it from my youth.” And our love goes out to Jeri.

  4. Suzanne Henig

    Cole was a kind, generous, and fun-loving man, and a tireless advocate for inclusiveness and social progress. A self-described hopeless optimist, he challenged us to live our UU values for decades, often in long emails he signed ‘Tar and Feathers’. He was a true believer in UU idealism and encouraged UUCC to find ways to lead the way toward Beloved Community before that was even a thing. I wish he could have seen more progress towards that goal.

    I will miss old Tar and Feathers. My heart goes out to Jeri and his family and many friends.

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