Family and friends will celebrate the life of Paul D. “Pete” Cook II, age 78 of Buckeye Lake, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at the Buckeye Lake V.F.W. Post 1388, 3430 North Bank Road, Millersport, OH. Military services will be followed by a memorial service officiated by Pastor Bev Myers and then a party as Pete requested.
Pete passed away November 14, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with COPD. He was born July 7, 1935, in Columbus to Paul D. and Myrtle (Hauck) Cook. He was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1953, where he starred as a pitcher. Pete was a U.S. Marine, marrying his wife of 57 years, Judie (Williams) Cook, when he finished boot camp. He and Judie moved to North Bank on the Buckeye Lake waterfront in 1980. Pete was a commercial electrician and retired as an estimator from Mid- City Electrical Contractors. He was a 54-year member of Local 683 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Pete was a member of the Amigo Club of Columbus, Buckeye Lake Eagles and Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388.
Pete loved playing golf and had many golfing buddies. He was a big Buckeyes, Bengals and Reds fan. Pete loved to cook for his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Pete is survived by his mother; son, Paul D. “Trey” Cook III of Alabama; daughters, Julie Keys (Luke) of Buckeye Lake, Stacy Cook (Ron) of Alabama and Stephanie Cook (Fred Loewendick) of Buckeye Lake; Brian K. Hess of Florida and Kim Seitzer of Hawaii; five grandchildren, Sean, Craig, Julie Rae, Joshua and Karley Rae; two great grandchildren, Madison Rae and Cooper; brothers, David E. Cook of Baltimore and A. R. “Pat” Cook (Sharon) of Lewis Center; brother-in-law, Jack Williams (Linda) of Oxford, OH; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and golfing buddies; and his pet dog, Lucy.
He was preceded in death by his father; and his daughter, Kim.
His family gives a special thanks to Hospice of Central Ohio and his nurse, Kathy. Pete made his last gift by donating his body for medical training and research at The Ohio State University Medical School. In lieu of flowers, his family asks for simple acts of kindness to strangers.
An on-line guest register is available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com
Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service of Hebron is honored to care for the Cook Family.