Published in The Daily
Gazette Co. from December 28 to December 29, 2011
Cook of Fourth Avenue, Mont Pleasant, died on Monday, December 26 at Ellis
Hospital. Born on October 1, 1915 in Schenectady, he was the son of the
late Anthony Cook and Antoinetta Panza. Mr. Cook was a lifelong area resident.
He was the co-owner and proprietor of Cook's Hardware for many years,
retiring in 1986.
Mr. Cook was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1941-1945, attaining the
rank of first sergeant. He was awarded the Bronze Star and served eight
major campaigns. He was a member of the Ninth Infantry Division, American
Legion Post 1005 and VFW Post 357.
Aldor also played professional baseball in the Canadian American League
and belonged to the Ole' Timers Baseball Association.
Mr. Cook was also a member of the Schenectady Baseball Hall of Fame. In
1986, Mr. Cook won the Schenectady Patroon Award and was a graduate of
the former Mont Pleasant High School. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount
Carmel Church. He was married to Vicky Maffei Cook on November 10, 1945.
He was predeceased by his siblings, Clara, Rebel, Joseph and Albon Cook.
Survivors include two nephews, brought up as sons, Anthony L. (Marylou)
Cook of Okeechobee, FL, Albon L. Cook Jr. of Connecticut, and other nieces
Funeral services are on Friday at 10 a.m. from the Delegee Funeral Home,
1346 Chrisler Ave., Mont Pleasant. Relatives and friends may call one
hour prior to the service. Burial at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.
The family requests flowers not to be sent but rather memorials to Our
Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Schenectady, NY, or the Salvation Army, Schenectady,