Mark Joseph Lontrato RotterdamMark Joseph Lontrato, 46, a lifelong resident of Rotterdam, NY, passed suddenly and peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Mark was a 1984 graduate of Schalmont High School and received an associate's degree in business management from SCCC. He worked intermittently for the federal government in Latham and the U.S. Census Bureau in Cohoes. He was a competitive billiards player for 18 years, earning him the nickname The Stick, and a member of the APA of NYS. He was awarded League Player of the Month in March 2006 with an article in Inside POOL national magazine. Mark affectionately known as Botch was also a charter member of the Monday Night Poker Club. Mark was very active in his community and volunteered his time with Clover Patch Camp as a counselor, Rotterdam Youth Soccer as a coach, and the So. Schenectady Fire Dept. as a fire police officer. He was a parishioner at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Rotterdam. Mark is survived by his parents, Anthony and Marilynn (Henderson) Lontrato of Saratoga; brother and sister-in-law, John and Cheri (Brassard) Lontrato of Columbia, SC; sister, Lin Lontrato of Rotterdam; and beloved Uncle Marky to his nephews and nieces, Gino, Brent, Joey, Katie, Myranda; and great-nieces, Madison, Mia, Areanna and Evalyn. The family will receive relatives and friends at Sonrise Bible Church, 1082 Dunnsville Rd. in Rotterdam on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. immediately followed by a memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mark's name to American
or Multiple Sclerosis Society. Arrangements are by the Bond Funeral Home, Broadway and Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady. Online condolences can be made at www.bondfuneral home.com.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Jan. 23, 2013