John P. Cook, 98 years of age, passed away on March 1st, 2018 in West Grove PA whilst in the care of his daughters. He was a faithful husband and father and a loyal servant to his country. He loved his family and his country.
John was born June 11th, 1919 in Rochester, New York. He was raised by his beloved Grandmother Sharpe. He had said, “Grandmother brought me up and the military finished the job.” He was a man of honor and sacrifice.
John joined the Navy in October 1936. John served in both the Navy and through WWII in the Air Force.
John Pershing Cook and Margaret Oveda Simpkins were united faithfully in love and holy matrimony on November 15, 1947 in Wilmington, Ohio. They together raised a loving family.
John was a humble man that served others without looking or wanting to get any
credit for his quiet unwavering love and dedication. A man one can model their life after. He loved trees, bowling, bridge and chess, the simplicity of hard work and the satisfaction of making his family giggle at every turn. He is and will be undoubtedly within our hearts for all time.
John is survived by his beloved wife, Oveda, and his daughters Carolyn and husband Jim Ryan, Rebecca Dripps as well as Sandra and her husband Martin Brophy. John and Oveda’s grandchildren: Hilary, Christopher, John and Ben, Rachel and Kirstin as well as great-grandchildren: Ella, Hudson, Charlie, Sam, Emily and Logan.
His Memorial service will be held at 11:00 on Tuesday morning, April 3rd at the West Grove Presbyterian Church, 139 West Evergreen St, West Grove, PA 19390.
To view his online tribute or to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com
Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, West Grove, PA.
Memorial ServiceApril 3, 2018 11:00 West Grove Presbyterian Church
139 West Evergreen Street
West Grove, PA.
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