Peter M. Consol

September 7, 1944 - April 5, 2020

Peter M. Consol – Cape Coral, FL/Walworth, NY was called to his eternal resting place on April 5, 2020, after suffering a massive stroke at age75. 

He graduated from Aquinas Institute and R.I.T. and was employed at Xerox.  An avid sports enthusiast, he was a fan and a participant.  His special trait was extending assistance and wisdom to those in need. During the COVID19, the ICU at Gulf Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers, FL and Dr. Newman never wavered on providing him with extraordinary compassionate care.

He is survived by his wife, Carol (Ginegaw). Besides his lifelong friends, Pete is also survived by a host of family members as a proud and loving cousin, nephew, brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle. 

He was predeceased by his parents, Natalina and Peter J. Consol and brother-in-law, Clem Ginegaw, whom he shared a special bond. 

In Pete’s honor, please contribute to a charity of your choice that is helping to fight the pandemic health crisis.  

Private burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

Guestbook

  1. John Short Apr 9, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Pete has been my friend for 50 yrs.. We enjoyed many ski trips and sports activities. Pete loved his cars. He will be missed. We think of Carol every day.

  2. Ellie and Joe Apr 9, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Miss you Cousin.

  3. Joseph J Palermo SR Apr 9, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    PETER WE GREW UP AS IF WE WERE SIBLINGS NOT COUSINS BEING BORN ONLY FOUR MONTHS APART!! I AM MISSING YOU TERRIBLY , AS I WILL FOREVER , UNTIL WE ARE TOGETHER AGAIN , PLAYING IN A BEAUTIFUL NEW PLAY GROUND ! FOREVER LOVED JOEY !

  4. Jay, Janice, Benjamin, Alyssa & Lilly Palermo Apr 9, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Rest well cousin Pete. I considered him my Uncle he would always correct me, my Dad was your uncle I am your cousin! Anyway my love for you is the same. Every family member we loose it gets harder and harder. Even with new babies being born it seems the family still gets smaller. Our deepest condolences to Cousin Carol and the rest of Petes family and freinds.

  5. Madeline Krenek Apr 9, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Will miss my “little” cousin Peter’s phone conversations. So happy when he brought Carol into our family. Remember, we are bonded forever. Love,Hugs & Prayers

  6. Lewis Palermo Apr 9, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    My heart is saddened and I will miss you dearly. My prayers are with you, Lew & Sue.

  7. Luke J. Render Apr 9, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Pete was like a father I never had. I often called him “Father Pete.” He taught me many principles that I adhere to like the importance of curb appeal. Although I have an attention to detail, he helped me to fine tune that skill and many others. The most important principle he solidified was a slogan written on his garage wall that was the epitome of what Pete lived by and what I live by, but never had a slogan for and goes, “Never wait for tomorrow what can be done today.” He lived it to the “T” and it has long been my business philosophy. My biggest regret with Pete was I didn’t get to know him sooner. Although I knew Pete for about 5 to 6 years, I could have learned so much more. I remember praying to God that we could have a good relationship with our neighbors. (we were thinking of our neighbors right next door) God though answered the prayer with a neighbor two doors down with Carol giving me a call needing help with the yard (not knowing I was her neighbor). What a wonderful good neighbor Pete and Carol has been! You should know Pete had one request before he went. “Take care of Carol.” The Bible commands, ” Honour widows that are widows indeed.” – I Tim The Bible particularly says to look out for widows over 60 years of age in this chapter. Please give Carol a call from time to time and see if she should have need of any assistance. You would honor Pete, you would honor Carol, and most of all you would honor God. Rest in Peace with your Savior Jesus Christ Pete. Until we meet again!

  8. Grace Render Apr 9, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Carol and Pete are like my family. I love them. They are great neighbors. Pete gave us his ventilator to serve others. I was impressed with his death as I was his life. I love to spend time with them. Please pray for their family.

  9. susie Jacobs Apr 9, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers.

  10. Be be and ken x Apr 10, 2020 at 7:05 am

    We’ve had some good times together down in the cape, just the four of us or with the rest of the neighbours, parties meals at duffy’s etc. Good night god bless pete x

  11. Jerry & Bobbie Pierce Apr 10, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Many prayers and good memories to you Pete and Carol. We have been friends in Fairport.NY and also in Fort Myers/Cape Coral. over the years. A tremendous loss for all that knew him. Special thoughts to Carol who put up a valiant stand in nearly going it alone while Pete was being administered to. God speed.

  12. Rory and Kathy Apr 10, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    The Heavens opened up and accepted a new bright shining star this past Sunday, with the passing of Pete. We will miss his kind and cheerful personality…always greeting us with his great smile and friendly conversations. Dear Carol, our deepest sympathies and thoughts & Prayers are with you and all who loved Pete. He will truly be missed.

  13. Carrie Stubbings Apr 10, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. Much love to you Carol during this difficult time. Sleep in peace Pete.

  14. bruce Winship Apr 10, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Pete you were always fun to be with – it was always a special day – biking to Walworth and catching you and Carol home.

  15. Gard jones Apr 10, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    I can’t be thankful enough that you got to facetime Gardy. I am thankful for all you and Carol have done for me. I always loved seeing all the cool cars you have had! Thanks for being my uncle you will be missed now go bug Clem I’m sure hes bored!

  16. Anne Knauss Apr 11, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Pete’s infectious smile will be sadly missed. My condolences to Carol and family.

  17. Jimmy Westerberg Apr 11, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Pete, you were a terrific uncle and friend. I will always cherish the time we spent together watching Yankees games. Thank you for always being there for me and all of the wisdom you provided. Rest In Peace. Love you always.

  18. Rocco LaVilla Apr 12, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Peter offered me my first position in distribution at Xerox. While he was told by Human Resources he couldn’t hire me because I was from another organization, he didn’t take that as a final answer. Needless to say I spent twenty years in distribution of my twenty five years with Xerox thanks to Pete. We were both proud Aquinas alumni and often compared stories from our years there. God rest his soul and my deepest condolences to Carol and his family.

  19. Becky and Buzz Apr 13, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Carol so sorry to learn of Pete’s passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to you at this sad time.

  20. Joe & Pam Carzo Apr 13, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Pam & I have fond memories of Pete at Xerox. He was a kind soul with a great smile. When I think of the great days at Xerox I’ll always think of Pete. Our condolences to Carol and his family and friends.

  21. Ethan and Jennifer Fernaays Apr 13, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Carol and family, I am truly saddened to hear of Pete’s passing. May your hearts be filled with loving memories and joy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. SallyAnn Comstock Apr 13, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. I worked for Peter for 20 years at Xerox. So sad to hear he has passed. He will be missed. One of the nicest people I have had the privilege to meet and know in this lifetime.

  23. Frank Colotti Apr 14, 2020 at 6:39 am

    Carol I’m so sorry. My heart goes out to you. I’ll always remember Pete’s smile and the good times we had skiing and playing ball.

  24. Amy Jones Apr 14, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Pete you were an amazing brother in law to us both, a devoted Uncle to our children and a fun loving Great Uncle to their children. You were always available to offer words of wisdom and unwavering support to us all. Yes Pete you made the most delicious eggplant Parmigiana in all the land. Your work on earth is done so rest in heaven now. You will always be fondly remembered and loved by all who had the pleasure of seeing your terrific smile and knowing you.
    Amy and Ira

  25. Nick & Terri DeSario Apr 14, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Carol, our sympathies go out to you and the family.

  26. Irwin and Patricia Rubien Apr 16, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Carol,
    Patricia and I send our deepest sympathy. He will be remembered for all the fun times we had together.

  27. Kim & Dan Apr 18, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Uncle Pete, we are so happy we were able to spend a week with you recently. It meant a lot to Dan and I, as well as Avery and Cooper. You have been so supportive and helpful to us throughout the years. You always had so much energy and were always on the go! We appreciate your love and words of wisdom and will always think of you. We will watch over Aunt Carol for you <3.
    Love always, Dan, Kim, Avery & Cooper

  28. Maryann Hartter Apr 19, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Carol, I am truly saddened to head of Pete’s passing.
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this very
    sad time.

  29. Marty & Bob Ebert Apr 19, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Carol and family, so very sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

  30. Joe & Cindy DeFalco Apr 19, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Carol,
    We’re sorry to of Pete’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and Pete’s family. It seems like yesterday when we were working together at Xerox or sitting on the patio drinking wine. He was very unique in his own way and the best in the business at managing equipment and parts procurement and distribution. I’ll always remember the opportunities he gave me at Xerox and the fond memories we shared! Joe & Cindy DeFalco

  31. Raymond Valerio Apr 19, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Carol, I am very sorry for your loss.

  32. Jim williams Apr 19, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Carol, Our sincere condolence I’m your loss. We played many softball games and golf geothermal Peter he was a great person. Jim W

  33. Jim Ciccone Apr 19, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Jim Ciccone Apr 19, 2020 @ 12:47 pm
    Carol, Kasey & I are saddened & offer our deepest sympathy. I will never forget our ski & white water trips and the years I worked for Pete in Distribution. God Bless, you are in our prayers.

    Love You, Jim & Kasey

  34. Debbie S Carlyle Apr 19, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Carol my prayers are with you always. Please take good care of yourself.

  35. Mel Kahler Apr 19, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Pete will be missed by us all. We have many great memories from our golf rounds and visits to the track.
    Our deepest sympathy to Carol and family.

  36. Steve Edgerton Apr 20, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Wow, reading all the notes that people wrote there were constant flashbacks just from the names and comments. All of the ski references, of course, were really vivid but I think most of Pete’s Ski Club presidency was with Scott. My guy was Pete Peterson and Pete followed him as President.
    My flashbacks and memories related to Pete C were from golf and softball. I remember lots of players,
    Al DeLuca, Collotti, Fekete, Millonzi, etc. but for the life of me I can’t remember the name of the team. I do remember being undefeated in an A League one year and then having to play Dunphy in the playoffs. The other Pete C. highlight for me is the Hummers Open that they did at Sodus every year and the prestigious Toilet Seat Trophy. Scott, Buck and I won two years in a row, once with Pete Hartmeyer. The next year “the Hummers” took care of us and gave us Larry Bonk as our fourth; we did not win!
    Your note to Ron Cottrell about your goodbyes to Pete also took me back 30 years (this year) and saying goodbye to Patty under very similar circumstances. Awful time.
    I do want to tell you the story that meant the most to me so long ago. Somewhere within a year after Patty died, Len Schmitt, a retiree came to my office. You might remember him he had lost his daughter in an automobile accident years before. He gave to me the most meaningful sentiment of all the people prior when he said, “Steve, it does not get any better, you just get better at it.” I don’t think I knew at the time how true those words were. I relayed those words to Chris and Kate and they will still recite them today as the most meaningful thing I ever said to them.
    I saw Len 6-8 years ago and told him the story again. We were both in tears at the time.
    Not sure it’s very helpful now but keep his words somewhere locked away because one day they will mean something to you as well.
    Steve

  37. Aquinas Alumni Office Apr 22, 2020 at 9:55 am

    God Bless our Aquinas Brother

  38. Chuck Tufano Apr 22, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Pete was a good friend during our 4 years at AQ and after.
    I helped get him his first job after college at the Schlegel Corp where we worked together.
    I remember going to his house on Bedford St in the late 60s for pizza and Saturday Nite Live.
    He was special!

  39. John (Jack) Wetzel Apr 30, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Carol, my sympathy on Pete’s passing. He and I went through school together – at St. Francis Xavier School on Bay Street and at Aquinas Institute on Dewey Avenue in Rochester. He truly enjoyed encouraging people to be the best they could be. It sounds like he continued to do that throughout his life.

  40. Liss Doerner May 9, 2020 at 8:51 am

    I was just last night sorting through pictures and found many from my days working at Xerox with and for Pete, so many years ago. About an hour later I got a text saying he had passed. Pete was a pleasure to work for and I learned a lot from him. I think my first business trip was with Pete My sympathy to Carol and his family and friends. He was one of the best and I will always remember working with him as a highlight from my years at Xerox.

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