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Richard Allen Cook
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Richard Allen Cook, age 93, born Apr. 13, 1921 in Evansville, IN, died on May 2, 2014. He was the son of Joseph Gilbert Cook and Loretta Kathleen Cook. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Melba Bufkin Cook and his sister, Dolores Brothers. He is survived by his daughter Carolyn Cook Milan of Holly, MI, his son-in-law, Michael F. Milan, MD, two grandsons, Richard Allen Boarman of Thailand and Chad David Boarman of Franklin, MI; two great-grandchildren, Isabella Boarman and David Cook Boarman. He has a sister, Margorie Schneider of Spring Hills, FL, numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Richard retired from International Steel Company of Evansville, IN after 37 years. He was the company safety director. Before moving to Holly, MI, in December of 2013 due to illness, he lived in Franklin, NC, and was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus #8363. He received many “Knights of the Month” awards and also the “Golden Knight of the Year” award 2012-2013. There will be a memorial service in Franklin, NC, later in the year. Any contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack Ave., Detroit, MI 48201. Website is