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COLUMBIANA – Walter J. Cook, 91, died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Salem Community Hospital.

He was born on Dec. 5, 1921, in Canfield, a son of the late Lester E. Cook and the late Vera Oesch Cook.

Walter was a member of the Locust Grove Baptist Church and had worked as an electric mechanic from Substation Construction for Ohio Edison for 36 years. He was a member of the Salem Area Scampers and the Ohio Edison Penn Power Credit Union. He enjoyed bingo, camping and traveling on Gad-A-Bout Tours.

His wife, Verda Dickey Cook, whom he married on June 8, 1945, preceded him in death on March 24, 2005.

He is survived by two daughters, Wendy (Robert) Bush of Columbiana and Debie (Glenn “Les”) Wiff of North Lima; and two grandsons, Christopher (Michelle) Wiff of Leetonia and Jason Wiff of Cincinnati. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Helen Steitz of Columbiana and Betty Percy of New Waterford.

Walter was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Cook; and by seven brothers, Cecil, Eldon, Arden, Homer, Harry, John and Robert Cook.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 26, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana and also one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Noble officiating.

Burial will be at East Carmel Cemetery in Rogers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Meals on Wheels, 865 East Park Ave., Columbiana, OH 44408.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary and send condolences.

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“My Cook uncles were a wonderful, memorable part of my childhood. It is so sad to lose them. But I am glad he had a nice long life and a full one. Go Army!! ”

 » Adele Miller Bomhan on July 26, 2013

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