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Robert J. Cook

Born: Sun., Jul. 2, 1944
Died: Sat., May 18, 2013


Visitation

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., May 21, 2013
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.


Funeral Service

7:00 PM Tue., May 21, 2013
Location: LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc.


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Robert (Bob) J. Cook, 68 years old, passed away May 18, 2013 at his home with his family at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer.  
Bob was born on July 2, 1944 in Rome, NY, the son of Earl and Mary (Sheehan) Cook.  Bob attended the Camden Central Schools and was an avid Stock Car Fan and Driver in the local Modified Stock Car Division, racing through- out central N.Y.  He worked for, Rome Express, Coleman Brothers, Associated Transport, and owned C & W Trucking for several years before he began work for International Wire Company, (Camden Wire) until his retirement, May 2012.  He was extremely proud to be a truck driver making friendships in every state.  Many truckers knew him as “Cookie”.  Recently he was proud to drive the Special Edition Mustang from Fenton Ford at the Camden St. Patrick’s Parade.  On January 14, 1967 he was united in marriage with Melanie Bronk at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, Taberg, NY.  He was a proud member of the Sons of the American Legion, Meeker O’Rourke Post, Taberg NY, and member of the Teamsters Union.  Bob had a special project that was his pride and joy, his restored Corvette.
Surviving besides his loving wife Melanie, of 46 years, are his daughter, Marchelle Nickson, and daughter-in-law, Kelly Cook, and his grandchildren, Mary Nickson, Zoe Nickson, Carson Cook, Branden Brown, and Dustyn Hite.  Bob was so proud of every one of his grandchildren and their accomplishments.  Sister-in-laws, Marsha Boyer, Ann Bronk, brother-in-law, Philip Zeglin. Aunt, Marge Cook, and many dear nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Bob was pre deceased by his parents, Earl and Mary Cook, his son Sean J. Cook, his sister, Patricia Zeglin, son-in-law, Dr. Lexsee Nickson, and brother-in-law, Darwin Bronk.
His family would also like to extend our sincere thanks to his nieces, Mary Kim Snow, Kelly (Dennis) LaPorte, cousins, Julie Cook, and Anita Narolis for all the support provided to us during this time.
Funeral services will be held at 7:PM  Tuesday from the LaRobardiere Funeral Home,109 Main Street, Camden, NY. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday 3-7 PM at the funeral home.  Prayer service to immediately follow.  Burial service will be private at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Taberg.

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Rob, Laurette and LuAnn & families
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
Our thoughts are with Mel, Marchelle and the grandchildren. Bob has been in our prayers for so long and we wish you time to heal...

Love,
The Beartown Rd. Gang

Walt & Janet Mulvaney
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
We are so sorry to have lost another one of the 'good ole boys'. Walt has so many wonderful memories of Bob. When ever he speaks of him it's always with a big smile on his face. The two of them have always had so much in common. From the wild high school years to all those miles behind the wheel doing what they love. He will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayrs are with you Mel and your entire family.

Faye Roberts
   Posted Mon May 20, 2013
Mel I am so sorry about Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...

Faye

Teresa & David Shakespeare and Family
   Posted Tue May 21, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with our Daughter-In-Law, Brittany, Corbin Shakespare and her family. Brittany is a Great Niece to Mr. Cook and his family. We pray for strength and courage from God to ease the pain in all of their hearts with the loss of their Uncle Bob. Blessings to all who love him.
Teresa, David, Ashley Shakespeare

Lanna Clark
   Posted Tue May 21, 2013
Mel, Marchelle, Dustyn, Branden, Carsen, Mary and Zoe,

Bob was a great man. Whenever we talked he always told me about his racing days, the wild days throughout his life, and always about his grandchildren. He lived for you Mel, Marchelle and his grandchildren. There wasn't a time, when we talked that he didn't talk of all of you. He was so very proud of his grandchildren. The image I will always keep in my mind of Bob was this year at the St. Patricks day parade, He was so proud to be in that car and when Dustyn and Branden stepped out of the crowd you could see his chest push out and his smile, then he let those tires go. I know the last few days were very difficult for all of you...keep the image of him in that race car in your mind. He was certainly at home in that race car. His heart ached for Sean for so long. Now he is no longer suffering from his broken heart or his Cancer..He is with Sean, they are smiling down on all of you, watching out for you. They are your angels now.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers,

Lanna and Jon Clark


Carol McGowan
   Posted Tue May 21, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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