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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

John J. Cook

07/31/1933 — 03/28/2018

A close-up photo of John J. Cook smiling while dressed up in a black suit and white tie

John J. Cook, age 84, of Willowick, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio passed away on March 28, 2018 at Hospice of the Western Reserve surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 31, 1933 to the late Robert E. and Sarah Cook.

John retired in 1994 from Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company after 37 years of service.

He was a proud U.S. Marine Corps Korean War Veteran. John was a member of the Marine Corps League and the VFW Post 1056. He was an active parishioner at Our Lady of the Lake in Euclid where he was a Eucharistic Minister, usher, altar server, member of the Offertory Count Team and Genesis Group. He also volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years.

John is the loving husband for 58 years of Dolores A. Cook (nee Blatnik); dearest father of Kathleen (Joseph) Derenda, Thomas (Judy) Cook, Mary Ellen (Amir) Sadim, Janet (Matthew) Janda, Michael Cook and the late Joseph Edward Cook; beloved grandfather of Maryellen and Patrick Derenda, Brian and Sean Cook, Grace and Sofia Sadim, Mackenzie and Jack Janda, Michael and Joseph Cook, Lacey Cook, David and Rachel Montague; brother of Mary M. Wolf and the late Irene Grasgreen and Robert T. Cook; uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass 10 AM Wednesday, April 4 at Our Lady of the Lake, 19951 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid. Visitation from 4 to-8 PM Tuesday at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 6330 Center Street, Mentor. Burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The American Cancer Society, 11432 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland OH 44106.

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7 Replies to “John J. Cook”

  1. My deepest confidence to all of you! I will always have fond memories of your dad!. May God’s Grace bring you peace know that your dad is out of pain and in the arms of our Lord! Love to all!


  2. Kelly Callahan March 30, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    It’s been an honor and a privilege caring for your mom and dad. He came to mean a great deal to me, as well as your mom. He was loved dearly by me and I will miss him very much! Thank you for entrusting his care to me….Xoxo


  3. Bruce and Rickie Simpson March 30, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Our hearts are with you all as you mourn the death of your dad and granddad . We are here for you
    Love you guys.


  4. The Kish Family March 31, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    We feel blessed to have been a part of this wonderful family. John always keep us entertained with his dry humor and wittiness. He will be missed.
    Love and prayers to all


  5. Jeff , Janine Armstrong and Family April 2, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.


  6. John J. (Duke) Janda Jr. April 2, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    My deepest condolences and prayers for Dolores and all the extended Cook family.
    May the Lord accept John into His Kingdom with open arms and His abundance of love.


  7. Ralph & Demonica Irby & Family April 4, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Praying that God will give each of you strength during this time of sorrow. We will always cherish those fond memories of
    Mr. Cook’s visits to Cedarwood Court & that radiant SMILE. Peace & Love ❤️.


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