Leber Funeral Home

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Raymond Cook

October 10, 1926March 17, 2020

Raymond J. Cook of North Bergen passed away on Tuesday March 17, 2020, he was 93 years young.

Born in North Bergen to the late Raymond and Mary Cook in 1926. Raymond was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Betty) with whom he shared 57 years of marriage until her death in 2007. Raymond is survived by his daughters Janice and Joyce, his son Raymond predeceased him in 2010. He leaves behind a loving family of two son-in-laws Tony & Scott and 6 grandchildren Raymond, Stephanie, Alicia, Danny, Kimi & her husband Ryan, Becki & her fiancé John.

Raymond was a North Bergen firefighter for 30 years and loved bowling, the beach, golf and telling his numerous jokes. He was a wonderful husband, father, pop-pop, friend and neighbor to all. He will be missed.

Raymond’s life will be celebrated on Saturday March 21, 2020 at Leber Funeral home surrounded by his family in a private ceremony. He will be laid to rest with his loving wife Betty.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Committal Service Saturday, March 21, 2020


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Elaine Stahl-Meehan

March 22, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of him! He was always so pleasant and helpful! And telling jokes! He was also wonderful to my mother, Evelyn and always available to help or just talk!!
My deepest sympathy during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayer are with you all for strength and comfort.

Stephanie Cook

March 20, 2020

Stephanie Cook

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Stephanie Cook

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Alicia Guerra

March 20, 2020

Words can’t even describe how much I will miss my Pop. It was 29 wonderful years having him in my life. His laugh, his smile, his hugs, and his jokes - I will keep them in my heart forever. I find comfort in knowing he is reunited with Uncle Ray, Nanny, and the rest of his family. Those of us survived by him gained an angel...and he will be with us always.

Nanny has been waiting for you, Pop. I know you are up there hand in hand, and my heart smiles knowing you are together once again.

Judy Gaus-Leahy

March 19, 2020

Dear Joyce, Jan and family,
My deepest condolences and sympathy for you and your families. I have wonderful cherished memories of my Godfather and of course Godmother. ❤️They were my parents best friends and treated me like gold. I loved going to the house on Newkirk to just talk for hours (from when I was a little girl until I moved out of North Bergen as and adult ) He was a wonderful comedic person and he made my Dad laugh which wasn’t a easy task ! I will cherish all those fond memories!! Ray ,your now in heaven with Betty , Paul and May let the party begin ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Nancy Leahy

March 19, 2020

To Joyce, Jan and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. May your Dad rest in God's eternal peace. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Our parents were truly the best of friends. And the fund memories of him opening all the windows and playing Blood Sweat and Tears "You've made me so very happy". I will cherish that song every time I hear it. You will be missed "Cookie"
Love and kisses, Nancy (Gaus),Kevin, Kyle and Skyler Leahy

Barbara Cook

March 18, 2020

To Joyce, Jan and Family,

Sending you sympathy at this difficult time.

I am so glad I got to see Dad several weeks ago and bring him his chocolate covered cherries. It's the little things. To have had time with him and joke around (as he always did) will stay with me always!

May the memories you hold bring you all comfort during this difficult time.

With Sympathy,
Barbara & Glen