PORT HENRY — Charles M. Cooke, "Cookie", of Port Henry passed away at his home on Sunday, June 8, 2014 surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born July 15, 1919 in Witherbee, N.Y., the son of Michal and Mars a graduate of the class of 1938. He was very active in football, basketball, baseball and track. He was also on the staff and business manager of the Mineville yearbook "The Lode".
Mr. Cooe is a lifetime member of the Iron Workers Union, the Knights of Columbus and the Mineville VFW. He was honored for being the oldest living member of the Iron Workers. He served in the US Navy during WW II aboard the USS Missoula APA 211. He received the Asiatic Pacific Medal with 2 stars, the Philippine Liberation Victory Medal and was honorably discharged as a ship fitter 3rd Class USNR. He worked for the Iron Workers Union from1947-1982. He enjoyed dancing, fishing and horse racing.
Mr. Cooke was predeceased by his wife, Patience; his brothers, Walter and Joseph; and his sisters, Mary Ryan, Anne Kukie, Helen Mauriello and Josephine Kline.
Survivors include his son, Joseph Cooke and fianc^e Kelly Ann King of Port Henry; a sister, Veronica Alford of Oceanside, Calif.; and two brothers, John Kukie of Ogdensburg, N.Y. and Michael and Sandra Kukie of Largo, Fla.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, June 11 at the Harland Funeral Home in Port Henry. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 am Thursday at St. Patrick's Church in Port Henry. Burial will be in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Moriah.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus in Port Henry, NY.