Gerald Simpson Cook

Born: Thu., May 20, 1937
Died: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 03, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 03, 2017
Location: Lonaconing Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 04, 2017
Location: Lonaconing Location

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Gerald Simpson Cook, 79, of Florida Way, Lonaconing died Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Frostburg Village Nursing Home with his son at his side. Born on May 20, 1937 in Lonaconing he was the son of the late Archie B. Cook and Flora E. (Simpson) Cook.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Catherine Arlene (Jones) Cook on July 6, 2012, brother and sister-in-law Archie and Violet Cook, nephew Donald Cook Jr., brother and sister-in-law Donald “Frosty” and Elizabeth “Libby” Cook, sister Flora “Flo” Lease, sister-in-law Ruth Jones and brother-in-law Francis “Sonny” Trenum. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

He was of the Methodist faith and a 1956 graduate of Valley High School. Gerald was a letter carrier in Lonaconing. He began his career in 1961 and retired in June of 1992 with 30 ½ years of service as part of the Local 638 Letter Carriers, Cumberland. A member of the Good Will Volunteer Fire Department #1 Lonaconing, he was awarded the William H. Smith Jr Award for 50 years of service in 2013. In 1996 he was inducted into the AGCVRFA  Hall of Flame and currently had over 54 years of volunteer service. He was a lifetime member of the Georges Creek Ambulance Service; he had driven the ambulance for 25 years. He was also a lifetime member of Allegany County Fire Police, a member of Georges Creek Valley Masonic Lodge #161 AF & AM, Lonaconing, formerly a member of the IOOF #94 Odd Fellows, Barton and currently the IOOF #1 Odd Fellows, Baltimore, the Junior Order of Mechanics and the West-Mar Chapter #410 of the NARFE.

He survived by his only son, Gerald James Cook at home; two brothers-in-law, Paul Lease of LaVale and James Jones of Covington, Georgia; one sister-in-law Evelyn Trenum of Barton and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Family and friends will be received at Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Lonaconing on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. A memorial service will be held at 7:00PM by the Good Will Volunteer Fire Company and at 8:00PM by the Georges Creek Valley Masonic Lodge #161 AF & AM. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1:00PM with Rev. Fred Iser officiating. Interment will be held at Mt. View Cemetery, Moscow Mills.

At the request of the family memorial donations may be made in memory of Gerald to the Good Will Volunteer Fire Company at 6 Douglas Avenue, Lonaconing, MD 21539 or a charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses and various facilities that have been part of Gerald’s healthcare since he received a liver transplant in 1994. His life was extended for many years and he was so very grateful for the liver donation. Please consider organ donation, it’s the gift of life.

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Dan and Melody Siemer
   Posted Wed February 01, 2017
I would like to extend our deepest condolences to you and your family. I know how close you were to your father and how much he meant to you. You will be in our thoughts. If there is anything you need, or anything we can do for you and your family please do not hesitate to call.
Your Friends,
Dan and Melody

Carol Williams
   Posted Thu February 02, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Carol Williams.

There is a wonderful Simpson Reunion being celebrated in heaven. Hugs, Prayers, and Love from Aunt Lulu & Uncle Harry's downline...Rita, Wendy & Tim & family, Carol & Tom & family

Michael Foote
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
Gerald. So sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a good Man, and will be missed by all who knew him. Still remember him Coaching Little League, and the fun we had playing for him. Thoughts, and prayers to you at this difficult time.

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