Donald E. Cook, Jr., 76, of the Town of Niagara, passed from this life on July 8, 2021. Born on December 10, 1944 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Donald E. Cook, Sr. and the late Ruth (nee Hachee) Cook. On June 11, 1966, Don, as he was known to family and friends, married Virginia Gregg.
Don was a lifelong area resident and graduated from Wilson Central High School in 1964. He was employed as an inspector for the former Harrison Radiator in Lockport up until his illness in 1988. Don volunteered as a little league coach for Mid Town Little League, enjoyed bowling and was an avid sports fan. Above all, he loved spending time with his family.
In addition to his beloved wife, Virginia, of over 55 years, Don is survived by children, Donnie (Kelly) Cook, III and Christine (John) Paul; grandchildren, Korey, Emma and Noah Cook; siblings, Carol (late Ed) Wiswell, Jean (Roy) Sax, Kenny (Ellen) Cook, Linda (Roy) Clare and Bobby (late Sherry) Cook and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Sherry Beiter.
The family will be present on Monday, July 12th from 11:00 am until 1:00 p.m. at the OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007) where Don’s funeral service and life celebration will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Laura Norris-Buisch officiating. Prayers of committal and interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Professional arrangements are under the care of the Goodlander family. Share condolences at GOODLANDERCARES.com
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