GLENFIELD, NY — Timothy J. Cole, 80, of Otter Creek Road, Glenfield, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Syracuse VA Medical Center.
Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville. A graveside service with Military Honors will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Otter Creek Cemetery with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, officiating. A gathering at 3G Fire Department will immediately follow the graveside service. Any food donations may be taken directly to 3G Fire Department any time after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
Tim was born on Aug. 19, 1939, in Fowler, NY, a son of the late Paul and Ione Hitchman Cole. He graduated from Edwards Central School and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
Tim was a meat cutter for A & P and Grand Union Market’s in Syracuse and Lowville areas. He was a mechanic for the Chevrolet Garage in Gouverneur and worked from his home garage also. From 1980-1988, he was a construction mechanic on the Thousand Island’s Bridge and Rouses Point Bridge. Tim has worked for the Town of Greig landfill and as Sexton for Brantingham, Sands and Otter Creek Cemeteries for many years.
Tim enjoyed doing wood crafts, cooking, and taking trips with Phyllis. He also enjoyed watching movies, and looked forward to the holidays and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed going to Trout Lake on family get togethers.
He is survived by companion of 27 years, Phyllis Hanno of Brantingham and her family, his siblings, Kenneth and Darlene Cole of Harrisville, Paul and Denise Cole of Asheville, North Carolina, Mary and Roderick Benware of South Carolina; a brother-in-law, William Hawn of Edwards; nieces and nephews; his former companion, Elaine Burnham’s family.
He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Hawn; and his former companion, Elaine Burnham. Tim loved all of his family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.