In Loving Memory of Dale Charles Cote
Dale Charles Cote, born on September 9, 1966, departed this world on December 29, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones at Strong Memorial Hospital. The cherished son of Norman and Kathleen Cote, Dale is survived by his devoted long-term partner of nine years, Janet; his siblings Chris (wife Dixie), Scott (wife Julia), and Diane (husband Dave); his children Alex (wife Brielle), Kaylee (Fiance Zack), and Kyle; his stepdaughters Lizzie, Allison, and Holly; as well as his cats Zeera, Maggie, and Posey.
A proud alumnus of Webster Schroder High School and Alfred State College, Dale’s dedication extended to his professional life, where he served as a skilled machinist at Gleason Works in Rochester. His unparalleled passion for working with his hands and vehicles was evident in his love for cars, motorcycles, and all things with an engine. Whether he was out for a motorcycle ride, attending a drag race, or tirelessly fixing something up, Dale’s hands-on approach was an expression of joy and creativity.
Dale’s musical talents were equally noteworthy; he played the bass and acoustic guitar, sang, and even led worship at church for both adults and children. His musical mastery extended to various bands throughout his life, leaving an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to enjoy his performances.
In addition to his professional and musical pursuits, Dale was a culinary enthusiast who took pride in manning the grill. Gathering family and friends for a BBQ was a ritual he cherished, and the sizzle of the grill became a symphony of togetherness.
Nature provided Dale with solace, and he frequently engaged in activities like hiking and exploring the 1000 Islands, fostering a deep connection with the outdoors. His adventurous spirit, paired with a love for the simple joys of life, made every moment with Dale memorable.
Maintaining a steadfast faith in God throughout his life, Dale’s spirituality and unwavering faith were integral aspects of his character. Known for his infectious laugh, outgoing personality, and the ability to strike up conversations with strangers, Dale brought joy and warmth to all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or the mikeroweWORKS foundation. A memorial service to celebrate Dale’s remarkable life will be held on January 26th, with details provided by the family. Join us in remembering a man who, in his own unique way, created a legacy of love, laughter, and unforgettable moments.