Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home

14768 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH


Robert Christopher Crook

December 26, 1975September 8, 2020

ROBERT CHRISTOPHER CROOK “Chris”, age 44, was welcomed into the Heavenly Kingdom on September 8, 2020. Born to Linda Crook and Robert Sanders in 1975, passed away. We don't know why and it has left the people that love him reeling. It doesn't feel right that someone so well-loved can just be gone in a blink of an eye, leaving a meteor-sized hole the lives of so many. Chris, as we called him, was loud, funny, passionate in his beliefs, and protective of everyone he loved.

He was the BEST cheerleader. There were no small accomplishments in his eyes. If you met him, he would tell you all about his wife Belinda and what a wonderful woman she is and how happy she made him, his gorgeous daughters and how proud he was of the parents they had become and how smart they were, his mom who made better sweet potato pies than any restaurant, his sister who is a writer, his nephews who are geniuses, and his nieces who were the most beautiful girls who ever walked the earth. By the time you walked away you would know all about us, how his big sister was so kind and took such good care of everyone, and how one was so tough and strong that he wanted to be just like her, and his brother, the best artist in the world. He loved being in love and hated being alone.

He believed in showing affection, with sloppy kisses and pinched cheeks, especially with the kids, and they were always kids to him, and bear hugs that would crush the air out of you. He was never quiet, entering every room with the energy of a tornado, bringing laughter, excitement, and yeah sometimes chaos, leaving it just a bit duller when he left. No matter where we were in the world, he always appeared, moving in for a few months, or weeks, or however long he needed to regroup or recharge, turning our household upside down, before moving on to the next adventure, even while I knew that it was only a matter a time before he returned.

Now, as he joins his step-father, Walter Hatcher, uncle Butch, Auntie Hula, and brother-in-law Skeet, in heaven, I suppose we're all going to have to get used to him being gone forever. The life and love he brought with him will be missed. But we are all grateful that in the end he found his wife Belinda, who brought love and joy back into his life that he couldn’t wait to share with the world. We’re not sure how to go on, yet. As a family we are broken, but we continue to stand strong together.

Robert grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He also lived in Colorado Springs, where he attended Sierra High School, and Charlotte, NC.

Robert had a large family who will cherish his memory, including, his wife Belinda Crook; 4 daughters, Lynda, Kylie, Samantha, and Natasha from his first marriage, as well as daughter Suellyn, from a prior relationship, 4 grandchildren; 4 stepchildren Miranda Skyler, Jason Kingsley, Jaidan Span from his current marriage; 5 step-grandchildren; mother, Linda Hatcher; siblings, Suellyn and Exavier Strong, Charmaine Molette, Angela Watts, Barbara and Michael Hawkins, Lydia and Vernon Knox, Rachel Dudley, Claudette Ottey, Monique Dudley-Rush, Kendra Edwards and brothers, Curtis Crook, Archie Dudley, Jerome and Rita Blaine, Archie and Kelly Blaine. Nephews; Jermaine Crook, DeWayne Jackson, Anthony Johnson, Nieces; Nicole Crook, Alexis Johnson, Erica Strong, Charmaine Crook, Kayla Davis, and a host of other nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends.

Humbly Submitted the Crook Family

Thoughts from a big sister from Charmaine Molette: Dear Brother you left without saying goodbye, I'll will have to hold on to the last conversation we had. When we all were together your eyes were so bright and happy with those deep dimples set in tight. I know you love us. In your eyes, we could do no wrong. Even though we were so far away from each other, I hope you knew I loved you deeply. I'm missing you so much because I know I won’t ever see or hear you tell me you love me again or see your smiling face. I regret I didn't see or call you more. I never imagined you would be pulled from the garden. I just knew we had more time. I hope you left peacefully. My soul is leaking, my eyes are dried up, my heart is sad. I remember you spending summers with me running around without a care in the world always laughing. Time changes everything except my love for you little brother, so young, too soon. One day I will be okay, but right now it’s too soon. Rest easy until we meet again. I love you, Watch over us.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020



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Charmaine Crook-Molette

September 15, 2020

Chris loved family it was everything to him. He will be deeply missed. I love you and going to miss you so much. You have left a deep wound in our family. We will never understand God's way. He loved you more and felt it was time for you to come home. Our last Christmas it was so great a memory that will keep my heart warm.
Rest easy little brother until we meet again💖


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