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Thomas Stillman Cook




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Stillman Thomas Cook (1917-1994)
Dad's Photograph



This is Dad (and Grandpa) as most of us remember him.


Details of his life


We will always hear his music in our memories.....


Shortly after his death, the following article appeared in a newspaper near St. Regis. This has been edited and the information in parenthesis has been added.

"Memorial Set for Stillman T. 'Cookie' Cook"

HOGANSBURG - A memorial service for Stilliam Thomas "Cookie" Cook, 76, Picture Book Park, West Bloomfield, formerly of Hogansburg, Potsdam, (Rochester, and Hemlock NY) will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, with the Rev Jerry Bleaux, paster of St. Mary's Church, Massena, presiding.

Mr. Cook died Saturday at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, Fla., where he had been admitted earlier that day.

....Surviving are his...four sons, Lawrence, Akwesadne, and Gary, Andrew, and Thomas, all of Rochester; a daughter. Gail Herrman, Pittsburgh (PA), 22 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald, Rooseveltown, and Julius (now deceased) Akwesasne; an aunt and several nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was predeceased by 12 brothers and sisters.

Born in Postdam on June 12, 1917, a son of Louis and Elizabeth Herne Cook, he attended Bombay schools. He was previously married to Margaret Allen.

Mr. Cook served with the Army during World War II. He was employed with the Civilian Conservation Corps, and with Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, from 1941 until his retirement in June 1972. He held part-time jobs with Palmer Fish Co. and Snyder's Florist, Rochester.

Following his retirment, he returned to the St. Regis Reservation and was employed with Carbino's Jewelry, Massena. He returned to Rochester in 1978, where he was employed with Burns Security Service, retiring from the firm as a lieutenant in 1983.

He was a member of St. Regis Mohawk Senior Citizens, where he served as president, and a life member of Andrew W. Cook American Legion Post 1479, named after his late brother. He was a member of Toppers and Hackers Golf League and American Association of Retired Persons. Mr. Cook (was a) founder of St. Regis Mohawk Office for the Aging, where Mr. Cook served as director.

Mr. Cook played the organ and piano at Sprague's Restaurant, the Massena Country Club and AMVETS Post 4 in Massena. (He also played at the Avon Inn in Avon, the Valley Inn in Honeoye, and many other places.)



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