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Robert G. Cook, 78, of North Brookside Drive, who worked for Union Carbide Corp. in Niagara Falls and Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors Corp. in Lockport, died Tuesday (Sept. 21, 1999) in Erie County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility after a brief illness.

He was born in Los Angeles and moved to Niagara Falls as a child. He was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School.

When he was a child, he served as an acolyte and sang in the church choir at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Niagara Falls.

Cook served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart.

He held various positions at Union Carbide from 1939 until he retired in 1971. He later was a production worker at Harrison Radiator. He worked there from 1972 until he retired again in 1983.

He was a former member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in the Town of Niagara. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, fishing, playing billiards and golfing.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, the former Audrey I. Stimers; a son, Jeffrey R.; and a brother, William of the Town of Tonawanda.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lane Funeral Home, 8622 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.


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