Robert Henry Cook, 90, of Sarver, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at UPMC Canterbury Place.
He was born 1930 in Fawn Twp. PA to the late Theodore Walter Cook and Elizabeth Miller Cook.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and traveled around most of the country with S.A.C. Bob retired in 1984 after working 33 years with Gulf Research as a laboratory technician. He then transitioned on to work for the University of Pittsburgh, Harmarville, for ten years. He was an avid reader and adventurer. He was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Assoc. and motorcycled across the country twice to motorcycle rallies. He received his private pilot license in 1990 and belonged to the Moraine Flying Club and the Butler County Pilots Association. Bob flew his own plane for 14 years. Bob enjoyed downhill skiing with the Der Sitzmark Ski Club.
Surviving are his loving wife and soulmate of 52 years, Colleen Morrison Cook, his sons, Alan (Debbie) Cook of Fairborn, OH, David (Bernadette) Cook of Conway, PA, and Scott (Mary) Cook of Shepardsville, KY, his daughter, Marcie (Kevin) Heyl of Gibsonia, PA, his daughter-in-law, Karen L. Cook of Glendale, AZ, 8 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Clarence Cook, Irene Beckwith and Vivian Sefton.
There will be no visitation due to the coronavirus impact on the public health, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Butler Freeport Community Trail Assoc, PO Box 533, Saxonburg, PA 16056, the South Butler Community Library, PO Box 454, Saxonburg, PA 16056, or the Freeport Area Library, 428 Market Street, Freeport, PA 16229.
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