Deaths Death Notices
COOK, John Wallace
COOK - John Wallace October 25, 2014 of Hanford Bay and Punta Gorda, FL, following a sudden illness. He was 85. Beloved husband of 57 years to Serena Joy Cook; loving father of Joy Cook Russo, Lisa (John) Spang, John R. Cook, Moira (John) Rosen; cherished grandfather of seven grandchildren. A Funeral Mass with military honors was held on October 28 at Sacred Heart RC Church in Punta Gorda, FL. Future burial will be at St Anthony's Cemetery in Fredonia, NY.
John retired from WKBW-TV as a broadcast engineer after 34 years, beginning when the station first signed on the air in 1958. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed summers at the family lake house, gardener, loved to read, talk politics and sports and repair just about anything.