Donald C. "Cookie" Cook, 82, of 42 Brookside Estates, died Saturday, Sept, 22, 2012, in WCA Hospital.
A native of Kane, Pa., he was born Sept. 6, 1930, a son of the late Frederick and Mildred Olson Cook.
He was employed as a truck driver for Blodgett Trucking and earlier by Furniture Express. Follow-ing retirement, he volun-teered at Tanglewood Manor planning outings and picnics.
He was a member of Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and Evans Social Rollers for many years.
He was a kind, loving and tendered hearted man, who always had time for his friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A gifted musician, he played the guitar and harmonica and also sang. He was an avid sports fan especially of the New York Yankees. He coached girls softball, boys baseball and flag football. He even played vari-ous sports throughout his life. In his spare time he enjoyed going to bingo. He will forever be treasured in the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved him.
Surviving are two daughters: Deborah (Tom Voty) Barlow of James-town, and Lori (Robert) Muscarella of Jamestown; five grandchildren: Jonathan Barlow, Katie Barlow and Jason (Michelle) Muscarella, all of Jamestown, and Christo-pher (Randi) Muscarella and Brandon Muscarella, both of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; 10 great-grandchildren: Jonathan, Breanna, Kaylyn and Nicholas Barlow and Christopher Muscarella Jr,, J. Lucas, Jacob, Logan, Li-lah and Emma Muscarella; a sister, Joyce Brown of North Carolina; and former wife and best friend, Mary Ann.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters: Gloria Skinner and Betty Dietrick and twin sis-ter, Donna Bush; and two brothers: Gordon Cook and Frederick "Bud" Cook.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Adam Rohler will offi-ciate.
Inurnment will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Western New York, 210 John Glenn Drive Suite 3, Buffalo, NY 14228.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Cookie at www.lindfuneral home. com.