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Official Obituary of

Raymond Lawrence "Bun" Cook

April 7, 1939 ~ July 1, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Raymond Cook Obituary

            Raymond Lawrence “Bun” Cook, 84 of Altoona died Saturday morning July 1, 2023, at Graystone Manor, Bellemead.

            He was born April 7, 1939, in Smithmill, PA a son of the late John and Anna Marie (Barto) Cook. He married Elaine Robertson on July 9, 1960, in Houtzdale.

            Surviving are his wife, Elaine; two children daughter Dianne Louise Hoover (John) of Tyrone, and Raymond John Cook (Kimberly) of Petersburg; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Cook (Connie) of Altoona, and Arthur Cook (Maxine) of Jamestown, NY; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

            Ray was preceded in death by a brother John Cook, Jr., and an infant brother, Ronald.

            Mr. Cook was a member of Pinecroft United Methodist Church.     

            Bun was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1956-1964.

            He retired as a tool and die maker from Veeder-Root.

            Ray was a member of Logan Lodge #490, Free & Accepted Masons; a member of the Valley of Altoona, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite bodies; a member of Jaffa Shriners where he belonged to the Cycle Corps unit, the Jaffa Roadrunners, the Jaffa Shrine bowling league and formerly, the Jaffa Shrine Hillbillies. He was a member of Colotic Miztli #91, Order of Quetzalcoatl; and Altoona Court #70, Royal Order of Jesters.

            Friends will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday July 6, 2023, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona where a Masonic funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

            Interment will be made at Beulah Cemetery, Ramey.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations please be made to “Shriners Children’s Erie – wheelchair program”, in care of Jaffa Shrine, 2200 Broad Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601.

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July 6, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc.
501 Sixth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

Masonic Service
July 6, 2023

7:00 PM
Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc.
501 Sixth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602


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