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Mark J. Colmerauer, Hamburg village trustee

Nov. 13, 1970 – April 6, 2016

Mark J. Colmerauer, a Hamburg village trustee and project manager for C&S Cos. who worked on both the Conventus Medical Office Building and HarborCenter projects, died Wednesday in Mercy Hospital, after having been stricken in his home a few days earlier.

He was 45.

A Buffalo native, Mr. Colmerauer graduated from Hamburg High School in 1988 and earned a bachelor of science degree in geophysics from SUNY Fredonia in 1992.

At the time of his death, he was in his second full term as a village trustee. After being appointed to the position in December 2009, he won his first full term the following year and was re-elected in 2014.

As a trustee, he was involved in a number of initiatives, including overseeing the counting and cataloging of the village’s 3,300 trees.

He also served on the village Environmental Commission for five years before joining the Village Board.

At C&S Cos., Mr. Colmerauer was department manager of environmental services.

He and his team led the environmental remediation of the Conventus site, helping the project achieve LEED Platinum Certification and win an award from the American Council of Engineering Companies.

At the HarborCenter project, he and his team led the environmental brownfield cleanup for the site adjacent to First Niagara Center.

In addition to his job and village responsibilities, Mr. Colmerauer served as a coach for Hamburg Youth Lacrosse and formerly coached with the Hamburg Hawks hockey organization.

Survivors include his wife, the former Joanne Staby; a daughter, Kate; a son, Brian; two brothers, Michael and Matthew; and a sister, Susan Polvino.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon Saturday at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, 5930 South Abbott Road, Orchard Park.