GENEVA - Gerard T. Cooke Sr., 86 of Washington St., passed away on Friday (March 7, 2014) in Geneva General Hospital.
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Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday (March 10) at the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home, 181 N. Main St. Members of the Winnek Post #396 American Legion will meet at 6 p.m. for a service for their departed brother; members of the Geneva Council # 272 Knights of Columbus will meet 6:30 p.m. for a service for the departed Past Grand Knight and members of the Fourth Degree will have an honor guard at the funeral home that evening.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday (March 11) in St. Stephen's Church.
Memorial contributions, in his memory, may be made to Our Lady of Peace Parish.
Gerry was born in Hoboken, N.J. and resided there until moving to Geneva in 1964. He was the son of the late Joseph F. and Sarah Drennan Cooke. He served his country with the US Navy during World War 11. Jerry was employed with the American Can Co. in New Jersey and was transferred to Geneva in 1964 and retired from the Can Co. as a Supervisor. He was a life member of Geneva Council # 282 Knights of Columbus where he was a Past Grand Knight, a member of the Bishop John E. McCafferty Assembly #1511 of the Fourth Degree and a member of Winnek Post #396 American Legion and a member of the Rev. Michael McHale Division No. 1 Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was an active member of Our Lady of Peace Parish.
Surviving are his children Deborah (David) Warren of Tampa, Fla., Gerard T. (Beth) Cooke Jr. of Geneva, Timothy J. (Joan) Cooke of Vine Grove, Kentucky, Daniel (Kelly) Cooke of Bound Brook, N.J., David (Sarah) Cooke of Clyde, and Patricia (Fred) Siegle of Waterloo; nine grandchildren, Sarah Cooke, Joseph Cooke, Meredith Cooke, Bridget Heley, Rannon Heley, Mirel Oese-Siegle, Emory Oese-Siegle, Stephanie Claybeaux, and Christopher Claybeaux; several great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary Finnerty of Middletown, N.J.; family member, Hanna Morr and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia and several brothers and sisters.
For those wishing to write a note of condolence, please visit www.devaneybennettfh.com.
Devaney-Bennett Funeral Home
181 North Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Published in Finger Lakes Times from Mar. 9 to Mar. 11, 2014