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Robert A. "Bob" Cooke, Sr.
Robert A. “Bob” Cooke, Sr., age 82, formerly of Stony Brook Circle, Orangeville, died Saturday afternoon, Sept, 12, 2020, at Sunset Ridge Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Scott Township where he resided since June 2, 2018.
Born in Canton, Mass. On June 20, 1938, he was a son of the late Harold R. and Arlene M. (Whitcomb) Cooke. He resided in the Bloomsburg area since 1969.
Bob was employed by PA Dept. of Welfare as a caseworker for 15 years, retiring in 1988 due to health issues.
A baptized Catholic, he had attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Berwick.
Bob loved watching birds, especially hummingbirds and also enjoyed playing cards. For many years he wintered in Ocala, Florida. He was a member of Valley of Bloomsburg Post 273, American Legion and served his country by serving with the U. S. Navy during the 1950’s.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons: Robert A. Cooke, Jr. on Feb. 4, 2015 and Peter A. Cooke on May 15, 2015; by six siblings and a former wife and friend, Sophia (June) Villa Cooke.
Bob is survived by three children: Steven C. Cooke, and his wife Renee, Bloomsburg; Jeanne M. Cooke, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Brian E. Cooke, and his wife Lisa, Bloomsburg; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Richard Cooke, Sr., Sandy Hook, Conn. and Carlton Cooke, Sr., and his wife Noreen, Southbury, Conn.; two step-daughters: Susan Uram and Rose Ellen Moore; 6 step-grandchildren; 1 step-great-grandchild; and his former wife and mother of his five children, Jeanine P. Waters, Bloomsburg.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at 11 a. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg. Interment will follow in Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge with military honors by the combined VFW and American Legion honor guard. Viewing from 10 to 11 a. m.
Brian and family. I am so sorry to hear about Bobs passing. He was a very nice guy, knowing him well because of June. They are together now in eternity. Wish we could be there to see you and everyone at the viewing. Please know that I am praying for all of the family. Tom Just had surgery today (Friday). We cannot be near many people. God bless you all. Love, Flavia, Tom, Maryann and Tom and families
Flavia Robsock Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM
I was surprised and saddened to hear of Bobs passing. He was such a nice man! My sincere sympathy to all of you. May he rest with the Saints where sickness and sorrow are no more, but life everlasting.
Susan Uram Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM
My condolences to Brian Cooke & family, Steve Cooke & family and the rest of the extended Cooke family. Hold onto the fond memories and know that Bob lives on through each one of you, each in your own special way and your own special memories. Rest in peace and love Bob.
Keith Cleaver Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM
My sincere condolences to the COOKE family-- John Parcell
john parcell Sep 15 2020 12:00 AM
Uncle Bobby you will be greatly missed. You were/are my favorite uncle. I love you untill we meet again.
Shannon Miner Sep 15 2020 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. We had many a long conversations about this and that and his love for his family. He always kept us on our toes at Sunset, playing jokes on us or just sneaking up and scaring us. His laugh was infectious. I'm happy for the conversation we had on Labor Day, it was good to see his smile. May your family have peace in the great memories you have. He will greatly be missed. It wont be the same without him.
Betsy Shotwell RN Sep 14 2020 12:00 AM
Bob was a GREAT GUY!!! He will be greatly missed by everyone at Sunset Ridge had good times and lots of laughs when ever Bob was around!!! Glad I got to know and be a part of his life at Sunset Ridge.
Barb Sep 13 2020 12:00 AM