Anthony C. Cook

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

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

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

A Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served as a mine man from 1950 to 1955.

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

A member of the Parish of Saint Robert Bellarmine he was a communicant at the Church of Saint 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 of Hunlock Creek, Marie and her husband John Kuzminski of Wilkes-Barre and Jody and her husband Al Malachefski of Hanover Township; grandchildren, Robin Cook, Michael Malia, Christopher Malia, Ashley Morrow, Jennifer Wroblewski, John Malachefski and Daniel Malachefski; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Carl Cook of Lancaster; sisters, Angela Jones of Hanover Township and Jean Marie Cook of Florida; numerous nieces and nephews, other family and friends.

Celebration of Anthony's life will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at McLaughlin's – The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church of Saint Aloysius. Entombment will be in the Resurrection Mausoleum at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Township.

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

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Published in Times Leader on July 16, 2013
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