Charlotte L. Cook — Pine Island

PINE ISLAND — A memorial service for Charlotte L. Cook will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Oasis Church in Rochester, with the Rev. James Barnhart officiating. Private burial will be in Pine Island Cemetery.

Mrs. Cook, 70, of Pine Island, died of cancer Thursday (May 17, 2007) at her home.

Charlotte Louise Sutton was born July 1, 1936, in Wyalusing, Pa. She grew up in central New York state, graduated from Homer (N.Y.) High School in 1954 and attended Cortland (N.Y.) Teachers College. On June 23, 1955, she married Kenneth Cook in Preble, N.Y. They lived in Glen Aubrey, N.Y., until moving to Pine Island in 1962.

For 30 years she worked as a paraprofessional in the Pine Island public school, serving as a special education teacher, a mentor to new teachers and a tutor for elementary students. She was a member of (Elim Baptist) Oasis Church in Rochester, where she was a Pioneer Girl leader, Sunday school teacher and member of the choir. She was also active in the PTA as a member and treasurer, volunteered at Camp Victory in Zumbro Falls and was a member of the Pine Island Cancer Support Group. She enjoyed gardening, reading and knitting.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Wesley (Elizabeth) of Stewartville, Wilson (Debra) of Cannon Falls, Walter (Jane) of Rochester and Warren (Melanie) of Sidney, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant sister.


Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Mahn Family Funeral Home-Mahler Chapel in Pine Island, and an hour before the service Saturday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Camp Victory, Oasis Church or Mayo Hospice.

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