OGDENSBURG -- Funeral Services for Donald F. Cota Jr., age 60, of Morris Street will be held on Friday (April 20, 2018) at 1:00 pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Welsh officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Edwards Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held also on Friday from 11:00 am until the time of the service at the funeral home. Mr. Cota passed away on Friday (April 13, 2018) at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Surviving is his wife, Alma; two sons, Donald “Donnie” (Dawn) Cota of Oklahoma, Jeremy (Karen) Cota of Massena and Julianne Cota and her special friend Larry MacDonald of Ogdensburg; a brother, Tom Hutchins and his companion Patty of Massena; a sister, Deborah Shaver and her companion Mark of Cornwall, Ontario; grandchildren Lillian, Madisyn, Briana and Tiana Cota, Isaiah Savage and Wyatt Cota; step-grandchildren Jonathan Howe, Paige Howe, Selina Mercado, Jacob and Harley Lazore; and step-great-grandchildren Ian Howe, Aubrey Mercado and Braelynn Lazore.
Don was born on November 3, 1957 in Potsdam, a son of the late Donald F. & Lillian (Hebert) Cota. He attended Louisville and Batavia schools for his education, and later married Alma Baird on February 7, 1976 in Waddington.
He was employed over the years doing lawn care, general maintenance, vehicle detailing and at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in the housekeeping/maintenance departments until 1980 when he became disabled.
Donald was a member of the Bible Baptist Church of Ogdensburg and a former member of the St. Lawrence Valley Sportsman Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, archery, lawn work and being around his family.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.
Condolences and fond memories can also be shared on www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.