Peter Edward Cook, age 75, passed away on January 15th after a hard fought battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 7th 1943 in Bellaire, Ohio. Pete was the youngest and last surviving member of 8 children of Paul V and Clare M. (Nolan) Cook. Pete graduated from Bellaire High School in 1961. Pete married the love of his life Joan (Crunelle) Cook of Shadyside, Ohio on July 24th 1965. He was employed by First Energy (Formerly R. E. Burger Plant) of which he retired in 1998 after 35 years. Pete had numerous passions in his life, the most important of which was his family. He was an avid golfer and after retirement joined the Moundsville Country Club where you could always find him pretty much every weekday morning. He and his wife Joan shared the same interests and were able to spend time together golfing, walking, biking, vacationing, spending the winters in Myrtle Beach and most of all enjoying their meals at their favorite local restaurants where everyone enjoyed their company. Pete always looked forward to his family vacations over the years, starting with summer trips with his family to Ocean City, MD early on then to Hilton Head Island. He truly enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in any and all activities.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were 3 brothers, Thomas J, John L, and Paul V. Cook, 4 sisters, Ella Rose Cook, Mary Ann Cook, Ree Reiter and Jenrose Destifanes.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 1/2 years, Joan: daughter Shawn Bittengle her husband John and granddaughters Jordan and Morgan of Pickerington, OH. Son, Scott, his wife Jennifer and grandchildren Jack and Lily of Cranberry Township, PA. Son Peter, his wife Dana and grandchildren Keenan, Jude and Cali of Malvern, PA. In honoring Pete’s wishes, there will be no visitation, arrangements will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, Shadyside, Ohio.
At the request of Pete donations may be made to The James Cancer Hospital at OSU Wexner Medical Center at TMCFunding.com.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com