Richard R. Cook, 61, a former longtime resident of the Carlisle area, passed
away with family by his side on Saturday, July 3, 2010, at the home of family in Chambersburg. He was born on Tuesday, January
25, 1949, in Miami, FL, a son of the late Sidney and Mary Olive (Burns) Cook. He was also preceded in death by his brother,
Richard graduated from Opa Locka High School in Opa Locka, FL. He served
four years in the US Marine Corps with one tour in Viet Nam and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He then
enlisted for six years in the US Army and served a second tour in Viet Nam and again was honorably discharged with the rank
of Sergeant. Richard was an over-the-road truck driver most of his life and most recently he worked for The Penske Company
Richard is survived by two sons; Jimi Cook of Orlando, FL and Preston Cook,
son of Caroline Cardone Hamsher of Chambersburg, one daughter, Miranda Cook, daughter of Jennifer Cook of Wauseon, OH, two
grandchildren, his dear friends; Suzette Humer of Carlisle and Judy and Mel Mohr, who Richard considered his brother. Richard
also has numerous family members in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Virginia and the Island of Jamaica. He will be missed by many
friends and co-workers in the Carlisle area.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2010,
at the Hamsher family home, 85 Willowbrook Dr., Chambersburg with Pastor Adam Leeper officiating. Please call 717-264-9306
for more information. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is assisting
the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in Richard’s name to Lutheran
Hospice of Franklin County, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17202.
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You where not only at one time my husband, but also
my dear friend,you have always been a wonderful Father to our Daughter Miranda. I will always Love you and miss you, I will
always try to be the best Mother I can be and protect our daughter. I know you are in a much better place now. The pain
and suffering are finally gone!!
Dear Daddy, Even though your aren't with me physically, your always gonna be with me in my heart!
Miranda 'Randi' Cook
Our most sincere condolences to all family members and friends.
Bill & Barb Poston
Our condolences to Richard's children, other family members, and friends. Our love and prayers continue.
Suzy and Richard Sonnenberg
Hey Dad, in this time of emptiness...I know that
you are still with me. Without the pain of this world, you are finally free. Enjoy your new being and know that
we will for sure meet again. So, I now say goodbye. Love you Pops. XOXOXOXO
Was my dear friend. We met at a
trucking company in Mich. some 10years ago plus. Funny story I was at the yard and this rough looking guy came up to
me and wanted a ride to the bar and not knowimg him or where he came from said I can't I'm going the other way.
After seeing that he got into our trucks I changed my mind and said ok and later he laughed when I told him that I lied that
day I didn't have to go the other direction and we have been good friends ever since. I'll miss talking to you every
weekend to see how we are doing. God bless you!
We are deeply sorry for your loss.
God Bless You
and Debbie Owens
my dear friend you were always there for me when I needed help or to talk I will miss you
love you always
Cookie and I had a friendship
will never end, even in his passing. Anyone who knew Cookie should
hold their head up with pride, for they knew
one of the kindest people God has
He loved his children above all else. His devotion to
them was unparalled. You are all truly blessed.
Cookie lives on
through the three of you.
I was so sorry to hear about
Cookie's death. You have my deepest sympathy. He was my best friend,I'll really
I miss you so much daddy. <3
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