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EASTERN PALESTINE — Jack E. Cook, Sr., 87, of Eastern Palestine, passed away peacefully Friday, July 29, 2022, at Hospice House, Poland.

He was born on December 27, 1934 in Climax, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Samuel and Annabelle Boyer Cook.

Jack was a United States Air Force veteran who served in the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion East Palestine George F. McBane Post #31 and the East Palestine Edward L. McGuchin Post # 4579 VFW. He had worked for Youngstown Sheet & Tube for thirty years before working as “Oversized load” escort for Snowflake escort service. Jack was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing, especially Lake Erie fishing. He was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed watching professional wrestling. Jack especially loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and following the various sporting activities of his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

His wife, Nancy McGinnis Cook, whom he married on September 19, 1959, predeceased him on September 23, 2020.

Jack is survived by his two daughters, Dena (Tobin) Hill of Hurst, Texas, and Marcy Cook of East Palestine; two sons, Lundy Cook of Eastern Palestine and Jack (Tabitha) Cook, II of Eastern Palestine; two sisters, Anna Mae Bish of Distant, Pa., and Linda Cook of Front Royal, Va.; three grandchildren, Lesley Light of Hurst, Texas, Cheyenne Cook of East Palestine and Colton Cook of East Palestine. Also survived are her two great-grandchildren, Kadyn Bailey and Brooklynn Light.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Faith Millinon, Nancy Williams and Barbara Hargrove, and by two brothers, Dewayne Cook and Robert Cook.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.

Services will be held Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Schoch officiating.

Interment will be at New Waterford Cemetery on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. where military honors will be bestowed by the American Legion Honor Guard Benjamin Firestone Post #290.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, Hospice House.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine.

Family and friends can view this obituary and send their condolences to www.familycareservices.com


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