CUMBERLAND – William Harvey “Cookie” “Dad” “Pops” Cook, 82, of Cumberland, passed peacefully at home with his loving wife, Sheri, by his side, on Monday, October 2, 2017.
Bill was the only child of the late Harvey H. Cook and Mary McMillan Cook. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his only son, Robert W. Cook; and a daughter, Robin Evans.
Bill was a graduate of Allegany High School, class of 1952. He served as military police in the United States Army, and following an honorable discharge, he was employed by the federal government as a United States Postal Carrier for over 30 years.
Bill and Sheri spent their retirement at their condo in Ocean City and at home in Cumberland.
Bill lived life to the fullest and, in his younger years, enjoyed playing fast pitch softball. The time he cherished most was Happy Hour at the Bull on the Beach, BJ’s in Ocean City, and the Goodfellowship Club in Cumberland.
He had many special friends from Western MD to the Eastern Shore who were like family to him.
Bill had a love of sports, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
He was an active member of the Cumberland Outdoor Club, the Goodfellowship Club, and the Elks of Ocean City, MD. He was a member of Living Word Lutheran Church, Cumberland, and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Ocean City.
Bill is survived by the love of his life, Sheri Cook; daughters, Deanna Phillips, Donna McIntyre, and Cindy Palmer, all of Cumberland; bonus daughters, Rhonda Ryan Diehl and husband Mark, Cumberland, Lisa Martin and husband David Luckenbaugh, Myersville, MD, and Angela Flanagan and husband Vince, Short Gap, WV; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed by all who loved him, especially his Yorkie, Wee Girl.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Wednesday, October 4, from 4 to 6 pm. A memorial service will immediately follow at 6 pm with Pastor Mark Dill officiating. Military Honors will be conducted at the funeral home by Ft. Cumberland Post 13 Honor Guard. Inurnment in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bill’s name may be sent to Living Word Lutheran Church, 800 Hill Top Drive, Cumberland, MD 21502, or to the Animal Welfare Society, 33 Queen St, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com