US Marine Corps

John J.V. Cook

November 25, 1928 ~ April 14, 2020 (age 91)


John J. V. Cook, age 91, formerly of Havertown,  passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 14, 2020 after a brief illness at his residence in Arbor Terrace, West Chester.  John was predeceased by his beloved Bride of 55 years, Helen Cook, nee Moore, his daughter  Veronica Cook and his siblings: Mary Wickas, Margaret Schubert, Rita Durning, Peter Cook, Julia Cook and Anna Cook.  He is survived by his children, Helen (John)Bossong, Julia (Stephen) Cutting and John(Melissa) Cook, as well as his cherished grandchildren; Mikayla, Carley and Courtney Cook, Fiona and Finlay Cutting and Johnny and Jimmy Bossong. He also leaves behind his in-laws; Ed and Winnie Moore,  Mary Anne Moore and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss his dry Irish wit.

John was born in Southwest Philadelphia and served in the US Marine Corps in Korea and Panama. He retired from Sunoco Refinery where he enjoyed working for over 40 years.  He most definitely enjoyed retirement which provided him the time to pursue his many interests; including family history, the Civil War, the church choir and napping. Until a few years ago John was very active in the US Marine League, Smedley Butler Detachment in Newtown Square.  He was proud to be a part of the Honor Guard , providing Military Funeral Honors  for over 1000 Delaware County Veterans. John will be remembered by everyone who knew him,  as a comedian,  a true gentleman and a proud Marine.  His Life Celebration will be held at a later date.

We would like to thank the staff at Arbor Terrace Willistown who took such great care of Dad for the past 2 years.  The positive, respectful and inclusive environment made him very content in his final years. 

Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 7, 2020 at St. Louis Church, West Cobbs Creek Parkway, Yeadon, PA  19050 where friends may call 10:00-10:45 A.M.  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  

 In lieu of flowers,  donations may be made to  Arbor Terrace Willistown Employee Fund, mailed to Arbor Terrace, 1713 West Chester Pike, West Chester PA  19382  or  MCL 741 and mailed to Gen. S. D. Butler Detachment, PO Box 184, Newtown Sq  PA 19074.  

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August 7, 2020

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Louis Church (West Cobbs Creek Parkway, PA)

Funeral Mass
August 7, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Louis Church (West Cobbs Creek Parkway, PA)

Interment following funeral service
August 7, 2020

Holy Cross Cemetery
Baily Road
Yeadon, Pennsylvania 19050


Arbor Terrace Willistown Employee Fund, c/o Arbor Terrace
1713 West Chester Pike, West Chester PA 19382

MCL 741 c/o Gen. S. D. Butler Detachment
PO Box 184, Newtown Square PA 19074

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