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Anthony C. Cook

Anthony C. Cook, 82, of the Lee Park section of Hanover Township, unexpectedly passed away at his home Sunday, July 14, 2013.

Born Aug. 28, 1930, in Newtown, he was a son of the late Anthony R. and Mary Christopher Cook.

Anthony was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School and earned his baccalaureate degree from Penn State University.

A Navy veteran of the Korean conflict, he served as a mineman from 1950 to 1955.

Anthony worked for Johnson Controls and was the service manager and general manager of Climate Equipment Co. before founding Aircon Service Co. in 1986.

A member of the Parish of St. Robert Bellarmine, he was a communicant at the Church of St. Aloysius.

Anthony was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was an avid Yankee fan, rarely missing a game.

His sisters, Geraldine Schafer and Mary Jane Judith, and a brother, Joseph Cook, preceded him in death.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 48 years, the former Florence Tomcho; children, Anthony and his wife, Sheri Cook, Hunlock Creek; Marie and her husband, John Kuzminski, Wilkes-Barre; and Jody and her husband, Al Malachefski, Hanover Township; grandchildren, Robin Cook, Michael Malia, Christopher Malia, Ashley Morrow, Jennifer Wroblewski, John Malachefski and Daniel Malachefski; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Carl Cook, Lancaster; sisters, Angela Jones, Hanover Township; and Jean Marie Cook, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews, other family and friends.

A celebration of Anthony's life will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday from McLaughlin's — The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Aloysius.

Entombment will be in the Resurrection Mausoleum at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Permanent messages and memories may be shared with Anthony's family at www.celebratehislife.com.

Published in Citizens' Voice on July 16, 2013
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