Michael A. Rooke, 64, of 56 Shonts Road, passed away Thursday (Dec. 11, 2014) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born Sept. 6, 1950, in Southampton, United Kingdom, he was a son of the late Edwin Arthur Rooke and Maureen Stickland Caughhey, who survives.
He was a 1968 graduate of Palatine, Illinois High School and studied at Northern Illinois University.
He was married to Dianne L. Frick Rooke, who survives.
He moved to Bradford in 1976 and worked for Bradco Milk Company. He worked for South Penn Service for a time and also worked for Blue Bird Coach Lines as a coach driver for a number of years. He then owned and operated M&D Trucking Company until his retirement in 2007.
At the time of his death, he was employed by St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
He enjoyed golf, bowling and riding his Harley Davidson.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three daughters, Melanie Little and her children, Seth and Sarah Little, of Altenburg, Mo.; Tiffany (Jason Babcock) Rooke and their children Mason, Garrett, Gage, Gavin and Mya Babcock; and Bridgette (James Jr.) Copeland and their children Jack and Lily Wells and Owen Copeland, all of Bradford; two brothers, Shaun Rooke of Port Allegany and Phil Rooke of Denver, Colo.; several nieces and nephews; and his in-laws, Clifford and Gladys Frick of Custer City.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Rooke.
Friends are invited to call from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Steven Collins, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 13 to Dec. 20, 2014