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
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.)