Cato - Mark E. Cole 57, passed away Nov. 27, 2019 peacefully after a 3 year battle with acute myeloid leukemia, at Strong Memorial Hospital. Mark was born on Nov. 26, 1962, in Auburn to Robert and Rose Smith Cole.
He graduated from Alfred Tech and worked for D&W Diesel in Auburn as a fuel technician for 33 years. Mark bowled in the Dale Bliss Memorial League at Rainbow Lanes, Weedsport, coached CCYO youth basketball and little league and was on the Cato little league board. As an avid trumpet player he was inducted to the McDonald all american marching band. Mark was also very involved with his brother Gary in drag racing. He was a member of the Corvette Association.
Mark is survived by his loving wife Kim; sons, Steve and Drew Cole; brother, Gary (Charmaine) Cole and sister, Sandy Bass; several nieces and nephews; aunt, Marilyn Cole; mother-in-law, Marjorie DeBottis; brother -in-law, James (Stephanie) DeBottis; his loving canine companions, Sunny and Scout; also his D&W work family.
He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Rose Cole.
Family and friends may call from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday Dec. 8, 2019 at White Chapel Funeral Home 2719 Erie Dr. Weedsport, NY
Funeral service will be held at 3 pm immediately after calling hours. Interment will be in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Finger Lakes SPCA, 41 York St., Auburn, NY 13021 or the National Leukemia Society, 3 International Dr. # 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573.
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