unknown - September 14, 2012
Peter Michael McCole of Mamaroneck, N.Y., died on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at age 78, Peter was born on Sept. 29, 1933, to John and Elizabeth (Collins) McCole in the Bronx. Peter served and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy. He graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in electrical engineering. Early in his career Peter worked as an engineer for the Fisher Governor Co., and later he was appointed as the deputy director of the Syracuse Public Housing Authority by the mayor of Syracuse, Peter also served as the director of a Federal Home Ownership Program in Syracuse. As a parishioner at Saint Lucy’s, Peter worked and taught in a number of programs for the community and worked with Father Raymond McVey to establish Unity Acres in Orwell, N.Y. His family was a host family for the Fresh Air Fund and Peter donated his time as a dispatcher for the Cazenovia Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Cazenovia. Peter was a parachutist, motorcycle enthusiast, secular humanist and postlaryngectomy cancer survivor.
Peter is survived by his former wife Eleanor (McEnery) McCole with whom he remained close and his sons; Peter McCole of Cazenovia, Kevin (Joanne) McCole of Brookline, N.H., Dennis (Camille) McCole of Phoenix, AZ., and Timothy McCole of Harrison, N.Y. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; Sam, Peter, John, Katie, Jack, Ryan, and Finn, and two sisters Mary (McCole) Mullane of New City, N.Y. and Barbara McCole of Nanuet, N.Y.. Peter was predeceased by his Brother John ‘Jack’ McCole.