Francis E. Hook (1928 - 2016)

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Francis E. Hook, age 87, of Route 219, Brockport, Pa., died on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born in Brockport on Oct. 26, 1928, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Melva Mae Yale Hook. Francis was married to Doris G. Collins and she preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2005.
Retired, he had been employed as an operator in the Hot End at Brockway Glass for 46 ½ years.
He was a member of the Brockport United Methodist Church.
Francis enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and cheering for the Pirates, Steelers, Penguins and the Penn State Nittany Lions.
He is survived by four daughters: Debra (Dennis) Maguire of Pittsburgh, Brenda Hook and her companion Dave Eltringham of Brockport, Lynn Patricelli of Brockport, Cindy (Melvin) Dixon of Altoona; one son, Brion (Liz) Hook of Brockport; two sisters, Ione Raybuck of Brockway, Geraldine Leasgang of St. Marys; one brother, Croyle "Cobb" (Dolly) Hook, also of Brockport. Francis is also survived by 14 grandchildren: Andrea, Tim, Kris, Sara, Matt, Jason, Lanna, Leslie, Charlie, Rachel, Lee, Jake, Josh, Lauren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he is also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hook; four sisters: Irene Osti, Helen Facchine, Marie Hoyt and an infant sister Woneda.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the Brockport United Methodist Church, with Pastor Karen Trask officiating. Burial will follow in the Brockport Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Brockport United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home, Inc., Brockway. Online condolences may be left at
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Published in The Courier Express on Aug. 30, 2016