Richard H. Cook

Richard H. Cook, 89, of Chesapeake, Va., formerly of Falconer, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2014), in Chesapeake, Va.

He was born May 28, 1924, in Jamestown, the son of the late Herbert A. and Martha Clyde Cook.

Richard attended Falconer High School and was a graduate of Bliss Electrical School in Washington, D.C. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-45 during World War II in the 738th Signal Aircraft Warning Company, serving in Florida, England, France and Germany. He also served in the Jamestown National Guard from 1950-59.

Prior to retirement, Richard was employed by the U.S. Army (USACEEIA-CONUS) from 1976-84 as a telecommunications en-gineer, and started his career with Jamestown Telephone Company.

He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6319, Greencastle, Pa., and the American Legion Post 373 of Green-castle, Pa., and the member of B.P.O.E. (Elks 600) in Chambersburg, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, C. Joyce Sandburg Cook, whom he married Oct. 12, 1946, in Jamestown; a son, Herbert (Betty Jo) Cook of Panama, N.Y.; a daughter, Charleen (Luke) Crouson of Chesa-peake, Va.; six grandchildren: Luke Crouson of Jacksonville, N.C., Paul Crouson of Chesapeake, Va., Daniel Crouson of Southport, N.C., Jesse Cook of West Ellicott, Shane Cook of Panama, N.Y., and Cody Cook of Buffalo, N.Y.; 10 great-grandchildren; two nieces: Carol Ball Carbrey and Sharon Ball Cannon, both of Florida.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Jean Cook Ball; and infant daughter, Charlotte Mae Cook.

The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Friends will be received by the family from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday followed by the funeral service. Burial will be in Levant Cemetery, Falconer, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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