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In Memory


Rush: Bob passed away at age 55 on October 30, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was a devoted husband and father. Predeceased by his parents and brother, Michael. Survived by his loving wife, Barbara; cherished sons, Daniel and Benjamin; sisters, Mary (Jim) Newman, Carol Cook; brothers, William (Sue) Cook, Richard Cook; sister-in-law, Ida Cook; mother-in-law, Noreen Van Wuyckhuyse; sisters-in-law, Kathleen (Anthony) Ciaccia, Sandra (Bruce) Porter; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

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12/27/12 02:35 PM #1    

Gary Schaad

For many of us who braved the chaotic hall traffic durring the IHS class changes, encounters with unique individuals was always a given. Bob Cook was a definate standout in this crowd.He had a certain " unkempt ''  appearance about him,but always had a big genuine smile to greet you with.Don't let that half-awake look fool you either,he always got top grades in all his accelerated classes.   Graduating in 1975, he left for Colorado University for a year before transfering to Clarkson University of Technology in Potsdam ,New York .In 1982 he graduated with a Masters of Science,Mechanical Engineering degree  [ MSME ]. He went on to become a Senior Project Engineer for Delphi,GMC subsidary,in the research and developement { R&D} department. After 20 years with Delphi he moved on with a start-up company in New Hampshire,SustainX.He worked as a Senior Machanical Engineer on a new process for storing compressed air to be used as an alternate energy source to drive turbine generators for electricity.    A few years into working for SustainX , he was invited by Knolls Atomic Power Labratories in Saratoga , New York, to come work for them.This company is afilliated with Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp.,building and developing atomic energy plants for our nuclear subs and carriers.Bob became a Prncipal Engineer for them,working to within a month or so of his passing.  Bob was a Licensed Professional Engineer, holding 6 patents from his 30 year work history.      Bob and I knew each other over 42 years , he was a great friend and riding buddy [dirt bikes],also a champion trap and skeet shooter.  He was taken  from us way too soon and will truly be missed by those who knew him. Good Bye Bob, Your Friend, Gary Schaad                                                                              


12/28/12 01:32 PM #2    

Kathy Ciulla

Bob & I were in always in the same homeroom – both with last names beginning with “C”.   I remember Bob clearly as always half laying on his desk drawing pictures of cars with eraser shavings all over his desk, one sleeve up, a shirttail out & that  unruly curly hair covering in half his face. 

Gary Schaad told us a story on a recent visit that made me smile as I realized Bob never changed. Gary was the Best Man in Bob’s wedding, they were dressed in tuxedo’s … and even in a tux Bob’s bowtie was askew. I can so see Bob like that.

Bob was such a nice person,and he  became a good man. Lori Gnage worked with Bob  at Delphi in Engineering for many years and said he was well a respected, talented engineer that remained a kind, sweet person we all grew up with. RIP Bob.


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