William A. Cook


78, Johnstown, died May 15, 2019 at his residence. Born May 11, 1941 in Johnstown, son of the late Robert and Edna (Miller) Cook. Also preceded in death by wife, the former Mary Jane Eagan and sister Wilma Shaffer. Survived by daughters Patricia Chernay and Michelle Kuruzovich (Charles), grandchildren Brandon & Heather Cook and Wesley & Kaitlyn Kuruzovich; and sisters Vivette Oaks, FL; Roberta Riffle, Johnstown. Member of St. Matthew's Anglican Church. He loved Jesus and his church. He was an avid Steelers fan, coached little league for many years and was a collector of sports cards. William was very outgoing, enjoyed his Burger King coffee friends, loved his family deeply, especially his grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Sunday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd., where service will be held at 11 AM Monday, Rev. Douglas R. Blakelock, officiating. Interment Grandview Cemetery. (PTBMortuary.com)
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Eydie Green
May 20, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Bill's passing but I have no doubt that he was greeted Home not only by God but with those who were part of his life. My late husband,Charlie Goggin spent many years coaching baseball with him, and then countless hours talking about sport cards.Bill was blessed with a wonderful family.Patty & Michele,my prayers are with you both.
Margaret muller (jones)
May 19, 2019
Sorry for your lost bill was like a dad to me he will missed dearly.
John Paul Stuart ( stu) Hornerstown
May 19, 2019
Mr.cook was The last of a breed of old-school Hornerstown. Too many are going to fast. I was fortunate to reconnect with Bill while working at value it. He came in almost daily looking for cards and collectibles and sometimes just to hang out. I loved reminiscing about Hornerstown with him, while some of the places were already gone by the time I was growing up there he told the stories with such detail for his age that I can almost picture it . Whether it was the germanian club, the palm isle, or of course Ash St Tavern. But his passion was talking about the Johnstown boys leauge. He remembered tons of the kids who played there. Even long after he had no kids involved he still wanted ...to be around and coach. That was just the type of person bill was. I’m going to miss my friend and his laugh. I’m sure he’s probably up there trying to get the mick or Clemente to sign some cards right now. God bless you BillRead more
Benny BRITT, Former President of J. B.B.L..
May 18, 2019
Bill was a strident Member of JOHNSTOWN Boys & Girls Baseball League; I would say he was at the Foudee~ status; He along with Clyde Williams, Archie Lanarko, Dick Dempsey, Rick Handley& Countless others put in close to 35yrs @ the (2) diamonds Roxbury Park ! Always wanted all the kids of the City to have a place to play sandlot Baseball. The lLeague moved around from field to Field until the City gave in to Dick Dempsey owner of the Irish Pub & then it was the luck of the Irish ☘️That I became President in 1993 thru 2002. But, it was the hard work & Establishment these guys put in a lot of sweat equity. They were $ are the stuff that Legends are made of. I can only say Thanks for the M...EMORIES BILL & the other originals member that were the core of the budding Idea! You really put the League on the map ! An, we got to see a lot of them become Professional athletes, as well. All because, you help the you of this area..., Bill & Families we or all of us were BLESSED TO JAVE KNOWN BILL. Therefore; Bill has been Promoted from Labor to GLORY RESTING IN HEAVEN WITH HIS LOVING WIFE ! Amen 🙏 praying for the families in the days ahead !!!Read more
Freddie Walls
May 18, 2019
Bill was a dear friend of mine I will miss him
Martin & JoAnn Herdman
May 18, 2019
We are very sorry for your family's loss. R.I.P.
Priscilla (Homway)Rittenhouse
May 17, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the family.