My sincere condolences to the Cook family. We will miss Mr. Cook dearly. My daughter admired him. He was well loved by all. I'm at a loss for words. A wonderful man has been called to heaven & will be dearly missed by all who knew him & loved him. May he Rest In Peace.
I`m Sorry to read of Russ`s passing. Mother and I enjoyed his trip`s and his wonderful humor. a great man.
It has been some 46 years since I graduated from Fitchburg High but one of my fondest memories were of Mr. Cook's woodworking class and the days we spent on our class trip in Washington DC. I will always cherish the memory of those days that Mr. Cook spent with me molding me into the man I am today and will always be thankful to him.
My prayers and thoughts are with the Cook family. This man was a great person and I am very happy to have known him during my school years at Fitchburg High School. Class of 1966.
We are all saddened by the passing of "Grandpa Cookie" - as he was affectionately known to our four daughters. They never failed to remember one of the girls' birthdays over the years, and we were blessed to know the family. Beyond being a family man though, we will remember Russ as a true patriot, a man of solid convictions and a handshake like a vise! We are thankful for the gift of his presence in our lives, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cook and Michaud families - as well as Kate, at this time.
I took a class of Mr.Cook's each of my four years at FHS.I have always thought of him with a great deal of respect.A good man.
George Wilson Class of '56
Florence and Fran- A giant of a man, he will be missed, a wonderful friend of the Notre Dame community, and my friend. He is in my prayers always.
My sincere condolences to Florence and Mr. Cooks family. He was a wonderful gentleman who as a teacher had an impact on my time and experience at FHS.
Respectfully and with my deepest sympathy,
David Ingemie class of 1966
Dear Mrs. Cook and family,
The loss of Mr. Cook will be greatly felt by The Class of '66. I'm happy that he was able to attend our class reunion - it meant a lot to see him. My prayers are with you.
I was so sorry to read of the passing of Mr. Cook. I met him when I transferred to FHS and he was one of the friendliest and kindest people at the high school. Never without a smile and a kind word, he will be greatly missed. My sincerest sympathies to the whole Cook family.
Franny and Family,
Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Russ was a BIG part of our lives and our Family for years. Never forget the good ole times with him!!
All our love,
Joe, Laurie, and Linda Raimon
I was sorry to read of Russell's passing. I became a member of Wilder Lodge in 1962 and well remember Russell's active participation at that time, including Past Master's nights. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Dear Florence, Robin and Francis,
My sincerest sympathy on the death of your dear husband and dad. Be assured of my thoughts and prayers during this time of your great loss.
Dear Robin and Family, I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My family and I took several trips with his Russ Cook Tours. He was a good man.
Condolences to you and your entire family.
My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Cook's family at this difficult time. He was the Class Advisor for my FHS class of '66. I will always remember his smile, kind words, and the wonderful example that he set for all of us. He lives a big hole.
I am deeply saddened for the loss of a cherished and great man. may he rest in peace.
Mrs. Cook and family:
My wife, Gail, and I want to express our deepest sympathies to all of you. As Class Advisor to our Fitchburg High School Class of 1966, Mr. Cook was a valuable asset. More than that, though, Mr. Cook was a kind and gentle man, a wonderful educatorn, and an exemplary role model for our Class. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cook family.
Rest in Peace always, Mr. Cook
Mr. Cook has left a legacy through his service to our country, his children, and all the children (Class of '66) his life touched. May the Lord bless and keep you all in His perfect peace. Thoughtfully,
The Fitchburg High Class of 1966 is deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved class advisor and teacher. We cannot express deeper sympathy to his wife Florence and his family than to tell them how much he meant to us individually and as an entire class. Mr. Cook came to every reunion, wrote notes to us, called us and always encouraged us to do our best and to be kind. He impacted the whole class with his outstanding character and professionalism for over 51 years. We will never forget him. We will miss him forever. We are so, so sorry Florence.
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of a truly wonderful man. Our thoughts are with his entire family.
Wally and Patti Teto.
Mr. Cook was our Class Advisor. He was a wonderful man who was greatly loved and respected. Our deepest sympathies to his wife and family.
FHS Class of 1966
My c0ndolences to the family of Russell
Cook a former childhood friend and fellow