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Edwin T. Mook Sr.

1907-2010 BENNINGTON Edwin T. Mook Sr., formerly of Cambridge, died Monday, June 28, 2010 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. At 103 years of age, Ed had been in good health most recently living at the Village at Fillmore Pond in Bennington.

Born February 3, 1907 in Metuchen, N.J., he was one of the five children of Milton C. and Mabel C. (Kent) Mook. As a young man, Ed worked for his father's company, MC Mook Inc. in New York City.

He married Elberta Deshler Schenck on November 8, 1930. They had been married nearly 70 years at the time of her death in 2000.

In 1944, Ed and Elberta bought the Lauderdale Farm in the town of Jackson, N.Y. Ed was a dairy farmer until he retired, selling the farm in the mid 70's. He later drove a school bus for the Greenwich School District.

Following the family tradition, Ed became a Free & Accepted Mason when he turned 21 making him a devoted Mason for over 82 years. He was the oldest member of Cambridge-Salem Lodge #481.

Ed and Elberta lived for several years on Hawks Avenue in North Bennington. Following her death Ed moved to Homestead Mews and this past February to Fillmore Pond.

While living in Cambridge, he was a member of the Cambridge United Presbyterian Church. More recently he attended the Second Congregational Church in Bennington.

Ed is predeceased by four siblings, Robert, Kenneth, Dorothy and Dr. John Mook, and a son, James R. Mook.

Survivors include three children, Edwin T. Mook Jr. (Nickole) of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Wesley L. Mook (Anne) of Bennington, Vt. and Joanne E. Schnell (Scott) of Macon, Mo.; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends and relatives are invited to call on Thursday, July 1, 2010 from 4 to 7 PM at ACKLEY & ROSS FUNERAL HOME, 73 West Main Street, Cambridge. A Masonic service will begin at 6:45 p.m.

The funeral will be held on Friday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial following at Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Vermont Association of the Blind, VABVI Development Office, 60 Kimball Avenue, South Burlington, VT 05403.

Please visit www.ackleyrossfuneralhome.com to share a memory or leave a message of condolence.

Published in Bennington Banner on June 30, 2010
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