Joel E. Cologgi, 58, passed away July 8, 2017.

A gathering to honor his life will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 at the Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club, 2188 State Route 14, Penn Yan. Those who wish may make contributions to a charity of your choice in Joel’s honor.

Joel loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and especially his time at the “Lodge” on Log Cabin Road. At age 13 he and two friends —Bill Lawrence and Dan Spence — canoed the circumference of Seneca Lake together. 

He was a long-time employee of Rochester Coca-Cola bottling.

Joel was an active member of the Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club, and was a founding member of the Beach Committee. 

He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Ruth Cologgi. He is survived by his brother, Mike; niece, Andrea; nephew, David; sister-in-law, Phyllis Cologgi; and a large loving community of friends.