Obituary of Peter Cook
Atlanta / N. Cohocton – Peter J. Cook, whose guitar playing was the heartbeat of the community, succumbed to a long battle with cancer at 64 years of age early Friday morning, September 21, 2018 in his home with his wife, Lisa Cook, by his side.
Peter was born April 23, 1954 in Rochester, the son of Robert J. and Harriet (Callahan) Cook. He grew up in Rush and attended Sperry High School Class of ‘72 in Henrietta. Subsequent to high school, Peter proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from February 28, 1973 through February 14, 1979 until his honorable discharge.
Peter resided in Atlanta, NY with his wife Lisa Coolbaugh Cook. Together, Lisa, Pete, and Mark Perrovich often preformed together and entertained many at local music events.
After his honorable discharge from the Marines, Peter resided in Atlanta, NY with his wife Julia Todd Cook and they raised a family that included Mindy, Peter and Nicholas. Pete and his second wife, Tina Redance Cook resided in Dansville and together raised a family that included Katie, Abby, Kurt, Karl, Rickie and Bonnie.
Peter dedicated 26 years working with Charlotte Furniture and Appliance. He was remarkable with furniture and the people he worked with. He spent time fishing, dedicating the best catch lures to his son, Nicholas, who shared in his passion. His ultimate calling was playing the guitar. With his music, Peter would bring together an immense gathering of individuals from all around. He was an amazing guitar player with a welcoming smile and great sense of humor. Pete played in many local bands throughout the years including the Stringbenders and Mr. Magoo. He will be missed by so many hearts that he touched.
Peter was pre-deceased by his father, Robert J. Cook; His grandparents, “Papa” Donald and “Nana” Violet Headrick; and his son Nicholas Cook. He is survived by his wife Lisa Cook of Atlanta/N. Cohocton; his mother, Harriet Cook of Rush, his children, Mindy (Clayton) LaClair of Webster, Peter (Lindsay) Cook of Spencerport, Katie (Austin) Olsheski of Wayland, Abby Cook of Dansville, Bonnie (Nickie) McKennon of Scottsburg, Ricky Redance of Wayland, Kurt Redance of Wayland and Karl Redance of S. Dansville; his “spiritually adopted son” Christian Schlageter; 14 grandchildren; siblings, Donald (Mary) Cook of KS, Sue (Paul) Hennessy of Rush, Michael (Laura) Cook of Syracuse, Doug Cook (Patty) of Walworth, and Jennifer (John) Eveleigh of Bristol, along with several nieces and nephews; and especially his “brother from another mother” Mark Perovich of Dansville.
Peter’s funeral services will be private and at the convenience of his family.
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