Richard L. Cook
EAST SPRINGFIELD _ Mr. Richard L. Cook, 82, surrounded by his family joined his late wife, Nola, and son, Ray, on May 17, 2012, after a sudden illness.
Richard was born in VanHornesville to William and Maude Bush Cook on Sept. 8, 1929. He found his love, Nola Manley, and they married on Dec. 22, 1951.
Richard served in the U.S. Army in Ft. Benning, Ga. He worked at Vans TV in Richfield Springs and then retired from Richfield Technical Services as an electrician.
He was a very active and dedicated member of the Springfield Fire Department, devoting 50 years of service. Most always he arrived at the firehouse first for a call to drive HIS tanker. His joy as an avid gardener of both vegetable and flowers, produced one of the most envied in the neighborhood. He was such a giving man who would take care of everyone's needs while asking for nothing in return. Many will unquestionably miss him dearly.
Survivors include a sister, Marion Dingman; daughter, Jennifer (Earl) Moyer; granddaughters, Becky (Jeff) Smith, Adrianne (Jayson) Coleman, Angela Cook, Michelle Ponte; grandson, Aaron Moyer; and great-grandchildren, Stephen and Cheyenne Cook, Vincent and Garrett Smith, Courtney and Nicole Ponte; several nieces, nephews, and a large community of friends.
Besides his wife; and son, Ray; he was predeceased by brothers, Lester, William, Clifford and Kenneth Cook; and sister, Laura Douglas.
Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley with the Rev. Kenneth Dingman officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Springfield Center Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the East Springfield Fire Department in his honor.
To light a candle or send condolences visit www.ottmanfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.