Alvin G. Cote

Lifelong Tupper Lake resident Alvin G. Cote, age 89, died Oct. 29, 2020, after a brief illness.

A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home, 24 Cliff Ave., Tupper Lake.

He is survived by his son Allen Cote and his partner Ghislaine Striney; his daughter Carolyn Cote Shea and her husband David; his granddaughter Aileen Cote; and his grandson Patrick Cote. Alvin was predeceased by his wife Marjorie J. Cote in 2000.

Mr. Cote was born Nov. 14, 1930, in Tupper Lake, the son of the late Joseph Eugene and Elizabeth (Elsie) M. Cote. Alvin graduated from Holy Ghost Academy in Tupper Lake in 1948. He served as a caretaker for several Adirondack camps and estates throughout his life, starting his career with the estate of A.A. Low in Horse Shoe, known as Hitchins Park.

Alvin was a constant learner and avid reader. He loved to discuss his newfound knowledge with all who were interested. He was a lifelong collector of Adirondack lore and artifacts. Alvin was something of a local historian, well versed in Tupper Lake and Adirondack region history.

Condolences may be sent to 7 Lindsay Ave., Tupper Lake, NY 12986. In lieu of flowers, Alvin would have appreciated donations to the Adirondack History Museum, 7590 Court St., P.O. Box 428, Elizabethtown, NY 12932.

Online condolences may be made at www.fraryfuneralhomes.com.

(Editor’s note: Details of the service have been updated and survivor information corrected from an earlier version of this obituary.)