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Donald E. COLE

August 20, 1959 — October 18, 2020

Donald E. COLE, 61, of Belmont, NY, formerly of Friendship, died Sunday, October 18, 2020 in his home.

Born August 20, 1959, in Wellsville, he was the son of Walter and Alice Demick Cole.  A 1977 graduate of Wellsville Central School, he never went to school on Mondays and Fridays.  On August 6, 1994, in Scio, he married the former Robin L. Cummins, who survives.

He was employed by Mackler Industries in Friendship, Brass Enterprises in Florida, and Turner & McNerney Pipeline Contractors, Inc, Wellsville.  Don operated Allegany County online garage sales, a sports cards shop, and Cole’s bouncy house rentals.  He enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles, and wheelin’ and dealin’, and cooking.  Don loved his many animals, especially his dog, Bear.

Surviving besides his wife, Robin, are:  a daughter, Carina (Adrian) Watson of Belmont;  two brothers, Walter Cole, Jr. of Friendship and Brian (Judy) Cole of Wellsville;  nieces and nephews;  and special friend, Sue Fanton Sekoll.  He was predeceased by parents.

Cremation was at Olney-Foust Crematory.

A gathering to celebrate Don’s life will be held at the Wellsville Rod & Gun Club on Saturday, October 31, 2020, beginning at 1:00 PM.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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