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Cook, Gerard J.

Gerard J. Cook U.S. Navy WWII
Gerard J. Cook U.S. Navy WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 11/21/1920
Died On: 4/19/2011 Last Residence: 10580 Rye, Westchester, New York
Street Address: 461 Midland Ave
Service Number: 7069747
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy - AG-17 USS Wyoming, DE 6 USS Wyffels

Veteran Code: USN-48


BIOGRAPHY
 
Gerard J. Cook was born in New York in 1920. In Rye his family lived at 461 Midland Ave and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. Gerard was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1939. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Seaman 2nd classRye High School Graduate, class of 1939

Gerard Cook, a lifetime resident of Rye, NY died on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the age of 90. Mr. Cook was born on November 21, 1920 to Anna and Harold Cook. He graduated from Rye High School and served in the US Navy during World War II. Upon his return from the war, he began his career at Beech-Nut Life Savers where he worked for 40 years. He established Life Saver factories all over the world and was known to friends and family as the ''Candy Man''. Gerry was an active parishioner of Resurrection church. Mr. Cook married his wife, Estelle Cook, in 1942. His wife predeceased him ten years ago. He is survived by his sons, Rod Cook and his wife Nancy, Richard Cook and his wife Linda and his daughter, Laura Vellucci as well as five grandchildren, Nancy Cook, Jim Cook, Melissa Cook, Bob Vellucci, Michael Vellucci and two great grandchildren, Emily and Charlie Cook. Friends and family may call at the Graham Funeral Home on Monday, April 25 from 5-9 PM. The funeral mass will be held at Resurrection Church on Tuesday, April 26 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers at PO Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302.
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