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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, George.

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 of Carlisle.

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!!
Love you

Jennifer Cook
Dear Daddy, Even though your aren't with me physically, your always gonna be with me in my heart!
Love you Daddy!

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

Jimi Cook
 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!

del owens
We are deeply sorry for your loss.
God Bless You

Del and Debbie Owens
To my dear friend you were always there for me when I needed help or to talk I will miss you       love you always
Mary Kieling

Cookie and I had a friendship
that 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
ever made.

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
miss him.

Rick Espey


 I miss you so much daddy. <3







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