Robert W. Cook, 93, of East Main St., Earlville, NY, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Community Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Hamilton.
He was born July 25, 1918 in Norwich, a son of the late Clarence E. and Isabel Bins Cook and was a graduate of Sherburne High School. He proudly served his country as a S/Sgt in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1941 to 1945. On February 1, 1942, Robert was united in marriage to Jean F. Bennett at Fort Totten, NY. She predeceased him on January 9, 1995. A carpenter by trade, Robert was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, retiring in 1982.
Robert was of the Catholic faith and had attended St. Malachy’s Church in Sherburne. He was a life member of the American Legion. His favorite hobbies included hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed trap shooting as a member of the Smyrna Rod and Gun Club.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert F. and Mary Cook, and Richard D. Cook, all of Earlville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Blaine Eaves, Sue and Leigh Manley, all of Earlville; Patricia and Eugene Bohnert of Sherburne; s sister, Betty Cook of Sherburne Four Corners; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Mary Cook of Sherburne Four Corners; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A grandson, Aaron Bigford predeceased him in 2010.
Graveside services with military honors will be private in the Poolville Cemetery, Poolville, NY.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Community Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 150 Broad St., Hamilton, NY 13346.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville.