Tuesday, September 20, 2022. John was born April 6, 1949.
I am heartbroken to announce the passing of our Papa. John Joseph Cook passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
He was 73 years old. Just like life, Papa managed his illness with strength,
grace and fought courageously since 2009.
Papa served in the Air National Guard for 21 years.
He was exceptionally proud of his time with the guards and made many life time friends.
Papa worked in grocery and bread sales for 40 years and there were very few times that we would go out and not have Papa see someone he knew.
He was passionate about many hobbies, golfing, scuba diving, hunting, but especially fishing for halibut and salmon.
Papa we will miss you forever, but we take comfort in the knowledge that you are no longer suffering, but free to take the many trips you wanted to take,
catch as many fish as you want to catch and most importantly be with Mama.
We will forever carry with us, your bravery, your strength, your humor, your zest for life and your witty one liners. We love you!
A Memorial service for John will be held Friday, October 7, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
at St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, CA 93710.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.whitehurstsullivan.com for the COOK family.