Douglas R. Cota, 62, of Colton

Published: May. 25, 2023 at 8:44 PM EDT
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Mr. Cota passed away on May 24, 2023 in Star Lake.
Mr. Cota passed away on May 24, 2023 in Star Lake.(Source: Funeral Home)

COLTON, New York (WWNY) - Funeral services for Douglas R. Cota, 62, a resident of Colton and Star Lake, will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 4 p.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton with Pastor Betsy Westman presiding. Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton on Tuesday from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral.  Mr. Cota passed away on May 24, 2023 in Star Lake. 

Doug is survived by his mother, Shirley Perkins, Colton; his three sons, Allan Cota, Colton; Kyle and Cheyenne Cota, Missouri and Ryan Cota, Missouri; his two daughters, Stacey Cota, Colton and Melissa Berger (Will), Colton; two brothers, Russell Cota and his companion Sherry Hamilton, Pyrites; Jeffrey Cota, Colton and his two sisters, Holly and Joseph Donelan and Penny Siefke, both of North Carolina and several nieces and nephews. 

Doug was pre-deceased by his father, Robert H. Cota.

Born in Canton, NY to Robert H. and Shirley Murray Cota, Doug graduated from Madrid-Waddington Central School and worked as a mechanic.  Most recently, he worked for Bay State Piping Co. in Massachusetts.  In his free time, Doug enjoyed puttering around—working on anything that had a motor, going to NASCAR races and he also enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and golfing. 

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