THERESA, NY — Robert J. Cole, 58, of Snell Road, Theresa, passed away, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at his home.
Born Nov. 27, 1961, at EJ Noble Hospital, Gouverneur, NY, a son of John D. and Nancy I. Simmons Cole, he graduated in 1979 from LaFargeville Central School.
Robert enlisted into the US Air Force on Jan. 29, 1980, and was honorably discharged on Jan. 12, 1984.
A marriage to Alysia Atkins ended in divorce.
He was a welder at Frinks Snowplow, Clayton, NY for 16 years and also worked as a self-employed contractor and for various local contractors.
Robert was a member of the John B. Lyman American Legion Post No. 904, Alexandria Bay, NY.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, cooking pig roasts and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include, two daughters, Amanda and Jason Dixson, Theresa, NY, and Erica and Cody Belt, Watertown, NY; his mother, Nancy McConnell, Theresa, NY; 14 siblings, sister, Lisa and Scott Morrow, Theresa, NY, brother, Mark and Veronica Cole, Gouverneur, NY, sister, Michelle and Jamie Papin, Theresa, NY, sister, Renee and Jeff Davidson, Theresa, NY, brother, Geoff McConnell, Panama City, FL, sister, Kim and Mark Scarlett, Rossie, NY, sister, Chris and John Jewett, Hammond, NY, brother, Shawn Cole, Theresa, NY, brother, Josh Cole and companion,Vitani Cappuccetti, Theresa, NY, sister, Natalie Cole, Watertown, NY, a brother, John Cole, Seattle, WA, a brother, Eric Cole, Seattle, WA, a sister, Reenie and Mark Derosia, Theresa, NY, a sister, Rae-anne Robinson, LaFargeville, NY; four grandchildren, Kira, Brantley, Mia and Remington; his beloved dog, Bullet; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
His father, John D. Cole, his step-father, Maurice A. McConnell, a brother, Joey Cole, and a grandmother, Eleanor Cole, all passed away previously.
Burial with military honors will be noon Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Grove Cemetery, LaFargeville, NY. A family and friends calling hours, will be at 35737 Snell Rd., Theresa, from 1 to 4 pm, following services.
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Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.