Obituary: Gerald R. Cook

G erald R. Cook passed away on December 2, 2018 at The Meadows in Rutland, VT.

Born May 18, 1931 in Granville, New York, Gerald was the son of Royal B. and Mary Emma (Gibson) Cook.  He attended elementary and high school in Granville and graduated from Granville High School in 1948.  Gerald then attended Mohawk Valley Technical Institute in Utica, New York and later the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

Upon graduation, Gerald was employed by the New York State Electrical and Gas Corporation in Binghamton, New York.  In 1960 he moved to Vermont and joined the Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (now Green Mountain Power) and was employed for over 40 years in rate setting. During his tenure with CVPS he was able to travel to Riga, Latvia twice to consult on electrical rate setting.

Gerald enlisted in the military in December 1950 and served 4 years in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict for which he received both a Good Conduct medal and National Defense Service Medal.  He was a Past Master of Rutland Lodge No. 79 F&AM, former Selectman of the Town of Clarendon, Vermont for a period of 6 years, and for many years was the Treasurer of the CVPS Employee’s Credit Union.  He was a long-time member, and past Senior Deacon, of the Grace Congregational United Church of Christ in Rutland, Vermont.

He is survived by his three children: son Daryl W. Cook of Pownal, VT (Kim, four children and five great grand-children), a daughter Brandi G. Barclay of Rutland, VT (daughters Emma and Alexis), and daughter Shannon C. Matteson of Big Flats, NY (children Grady and Gabriella); and a sister, Claudine, of Latham, NY.

There will be no calling hours.

The memorial service will be held Monday, December 10, 2018 at 1 PM in Grace Congregational United Church of Christ, with the Rev. John C. Weatherhogg, senior minister, officiating. A collation will follow in the Church Parlor.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association VT Chapter, 300 Cornerstone Dr., Ste. 130, Williston, VT 05495; or Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Rd., Pittsford, VT 05763.

Arrangements are by Tossing Funeral Home.

 

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

North Country Freepress – 10/11/19

FreePress_10_11_19.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Classifieds – 10/11/19

Lakes Class 10_11_19.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 10/11/19

Lakes_10_11_19.pdf-web.pdf

Classifieds 10/09/19

Classifides 10_9_19.pdf-web.pdf

12-unit apartment complex to be auctioned off

DSC_3276

By Matthew Saari Brookview Town Houses owes nearly $42,000 in back taxes and is set to be auctioned off this […]

‘Culture has changed’ at school

WHS

By PJ Ferguson The consensus at the Whitehall Junior-Senior High School is that the “ship has tightened” and the “culture […]

Christmas in the Park kicks of Wednesday

Gville lights

By Matthew Saari It may be only the second week of October, but a group of Granville residents is already […]

Cameras to ‘patrol’ Skenesborough Park

visitor center2

By PJ Ferguson After multiple reports of vandalism and property destruction in Skenesborough Park, the Whitehall Town Board has voted […]

Town-wide sale in Poultney Saturday

yard sale

By Jared Stamm The Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual fall town-wide yard sale tomorrow, […]

Obituary: Samuel J. (Jeffrey) Jones

Samuel J. Jones obit photo

Granville, N.Y.  –  Samuel J. (Jeffrey) Jones, 55, passed away on September 24, 2019 following a long illness. Jeff was […]

Obituary: Erwin Walter Winot

Erwin Winot obit photo

Rutland-  Erwin W. Winot, age 96, passed peacefully into his eternal rest at the Rutland Regional Medical Center on Thursday, […]

North Country Freepress – 10/04/19

FreePress_10_4_19.pdf-web.pdf