Cole Melio Shergi, 20 of Burgettstown, Smith Township, passed away unexpectedly, early morning on, Sunday, November 6, 2022.
Cole was born on October 8, 2002, in Pittsburgh, the son of Melio and Amy (Kramer) Shergi of Burgettstown
Cole was a 2021 graduate of Burgettstown High School and was recently employed at Duquesne Light as a lineman.
Cole was a true country man. There was nothing that he loved more than being in the woods or in the water. He loved hunting and prioritized it over everything else. Of course, Cole’s dedication to the hunt usually paid off at the end of the season and he was always so proud to show off his latest quest. When fishing season came, Cole had his waders and muck boots on and was in the water ready to catch the biggest fish he could find. And in typical Cole fashion, he would not stop until he did.
As a child growing up, Cole was a very kind, loving and generous child. He always was wanting to help his dad cut grass or bring him tools. His best friends were his twin sister, Gracie and big sister, Katie. The three of them played endlessly together. At night Cole would always ask his dad to read him his children’s bible, that he always carried with him everywhere he would go.
As he grew it was clear early on that Cole had special athletic abilities. No matter which sport or what position, he always excelled. A parents dream to watch play. This athletic ability carried into high school where he earned several MVP awards in basketball and all conference in football. As a sophomore in high school, Cole had six interceptions to help the Burgettstown Blue Devils to a conference championship.
After high school, Cole enrolled in the Electrical Distribution Program with Duquesne Light. He knew the value of hard work, and it truly showed during his school time. Cole excelled in this program and finished in the top of his class. His hard work and dedication paid off and Cole was immediately hired and based at the Duquesne Light Racoon Facility. Cole loved his job and the life it afforded him. He was set for a very bright future ahead of him.
He loved working on anything he could get his hands on. Whether it was putting up a tree stand, cutting the grass or helping his Dad on a house flip. Cole and his Dad were very close and always talked around bonfires, going to sports stores, hunting, playing catch, etc., but it was clear that Cole really and truly loved his Mom. They shared a very unique and loving bond from day one, that will never be broken. There are some things that death cannot end and the relationships that Cole had with his Dad, Mom and sisters is definitely one.
In Cole’s spare time, he spent countless hours with his loving girlfriend, Lexus Green and her family, which also became his family. Lexus and Cole were very happy together and enjoyed living their lives to the fullest. Cole recently took Lexus hunting, set her up with all of her own equipment and scouted an area for her. She was able to land her first buck, a 10 point. Cole was smiling ear to ear for days as he recounted the story. Hunting was his passion and he got so much joy from sharing it with others.
Cole’s kind attitude from when he was a young kid carried into his adult life.
For being so young Cole had a way of making you feel included no matter what you were doing. Although his sarcastic attitude would beg to differ, he cared about every single person he met. His heart was huge and made of gold. Cole would work all day and come home and work all night for someone in need. He helped anyone and everyone that needed it. His infectious smile and laughter always filled the room and although Cole loved hunting and fishing, there truly was nothing he loved more than his family and friends. Cole made friends with everyone, young or old. The way Cole loved was the best part about him, he was the best friend anyone could ask for.
Growing up Cole’s family spent every Saturday and Sunday together to have dinner with each other. The word family meant more to Cole, they were the people he relied on for anything and everything and they him. His family and friends are what keep Cole’s light alive and although no family dinner, hunt or bonfire will ever be the same. Cole will always be the first person we all think of now. He made everyone feel like family no matter who they were or where they came from. Because of that the world is truly better place because of Cole Melio. If you knew Cole, you know he would not want you to cry too long but instead celebrate. Drink a beer and spend time with the ones you love.
Along with his parents surviving is his sister, Katie (Dylan) Dhans, and twin sister, Gracie Shergi, maternal grandparents, Herbert (Joyce) Kramer, paternal grandparents, Patrick (Gloria) Shergi, aunts; Eileen Kramer, Missy (Tom) Garrett, BJ (Jimmy) McKean, Lydia (Buck) Stoner, cousins; Beau and Cody Garrett, Jesse (Sara) and Allie McKean, Nate and Blake Neal and Alex Stoner, girlfriend, Lexus Green, and numerous friends that became family.
They say only the good die young and this is certainly the case with Cole.
All arrangements are private and entrusted to Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., 106 St. John St., Midway (724-796-3301).
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Shergi family in care of the funeral home, 314 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald, PA 15057. Being the avid sports fan that Cole was, the family has decided to best honor Cole a scholarship will be made in his memory, to support Burgettstown Students, who cannot afford to play the sports they love.