Thursday, October 21, 2021

Dick Cook

Richard Peter (Dick) Cook, 91, of Double Oak has left to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Richard is preceded in death by his parents James Malcolm Cook, Viola Becker Cook and son, Michael Richard Cook. Richard was born on October 2, 1930 in Peoria, IL. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Georgette Gergov Cook, daughters, Katherine Ange and husband Marshall, Colleen Brady, Ildi Cook Hattorf and husband Perry Hattorf as well as 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Richard served 21 years of active duty and 10 years reserves with the United States Navy serving in the Korean War. He began his Navy career on the USS Missouri BB-63 Korean War FT-2 and then many other responsibilities such as USS PCE 894 Lake Michigan, USS Waxwing MSF-389, Fire Control Technician, Atlantic Command Operations Control Center, Norfolk, VA – Chief, Naval Command System Support Activity, Washington, DC LT-jg, USS America CVA-66 Assistant Electronics Material Officer LT, Atlantic Command System Support Activity Support Activity Technical Director, Fleet Reserve as Master Chief Fire Control Technician and then retired from Fleet Reserve at highest rank successfully held, Navy LT. Richard’s civilian career was as an engineer working for Xerox, Mohawk Data Sciences, National Semiconductor, Systeme Corporation and retiring from Motorola in Farmers Branch, TX. He embraced his community of Double Oak, serving on Planning and Zoning Committee, Water Board, Town Treasurer and serving as Mayor for 12 years. He retired in 2010 from all Double Oak elected position and appointed Mayor Emeritus. He also served three terms on the Denton County Veterans Board. Richard was very active with MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) as Newsletter Editor, and Vice President of Membership. Celebration of Life will be held at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home 740 S.Edmonds Ln. Lewisville, TX on Friday, October 15, at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to northdfwmoaa.com via PayPal or send a check to the chapter at: North DWF MOAA, PO Box 294685, Lewisville, TX 75029-4685.

CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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