William J. Cook Sr.(1931 - 2013)

Cook, William J. Sr. GUILDERLAND William J. Cook Sr., 82, joined his beloved wife and best friend, Linda Ann Cook, in eternal life on October 10, 2013 at Evergreen Commons with his family by his side. Bill was born on July 7, 1931 in Albany to the late Stanley Cook and Margaret (Quinn) McLaren. He was employed with Sears for more than 15 years from 1966 to 1981 and was a self-employed electrician. Bill was a past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge 2480 in Guilderland. Bill loved camping with his wife Linda, hunting with his sons, was a life member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the American Legion, and cherished his time with his 11 grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Bill was also preceded by his loving wife and travel companion for more than 44 years, Linda (O'Hare) Cook. He is survived by his beloved children, Darlene (Jim) Blauvelt, Keith (Kathy) Cook, William Cook Jr., Peggy Cook, Brian (Christina) Cook, and Sandra (Mark) Nystoriak. He is the adored grandfather of Zach, Michael, Alex, Lindsay, Nicole, Dylan, Stephanie, Angelica, Zander, Nicholas and Joshua. He is also survived by his sister, Sharon Biesele and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, Bill requested memorial contributions be made to the /Breast Cancer Research, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or by calling 800-227-2345. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Memory Gardens, Colonie. To leave a special message for Bill's family, please visit NewcomerAlbany.com.

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Published in Albany Times Union from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2013