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John Richard Cook III

March 20, 1986 November 21, 2018
John Richard Cook III
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Obituary for John Richard Cook III

John Richard Cook, III, 32, of Madison Twp died on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at home.

Born in Scranton, John was the son of John Richard, Jr. and Joan (Talarico) Cook of Madison Twp. He attended North Pocono High School and was a member of the Church of Saint Catherine of Siena in Moscow.

Throughout all of John's life, he had a fascination with inner workings of gizmos and gadgets. As a poet, his writings were published in “Chicken Soup of the Soul”. He enjoyed playing video games and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, but most importantly, John was a loving father to his 3 children, who were his life.

In addition to his parents, John is survived by his daughter: Jessica Rose Cook of Scranton; his sons: John Richard Cook IV of Scranton and Marshall Richard Cook of Gouldsboro; his sisters: Felicia Nicolle Cook and Salvatore Potestivo of Covington Twp and Madison Rose Cook and Joshua Blomquist of Madison Twp; his maternal grandfather: Angelo Joseph Talarico and his paternal grandmother: Kate Cook and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother: Joan Talarico, his paternal grandfather: John Richard Cook, Sr and his cousin and best friend: T.J. Helman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 28 at 11:00 am in The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena, 220 Church Street in Moscow to be celebrated by Father Robert J. Simon. Private cremation will follow in Strauch's Pocono Crematory.

Viewing will be held on Wednesday morning from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, LLC 3 First St in Spring Brook Twp.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Cats & Dogs Inc., c/o 1900 East Gibson St. Scranton, Pa 18510. To share your fondest memories of John, please visit the funeral home's website or Facebook page.


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Visitation

Wednesday

28

Nov

8:30 AM 11/28/2018 8:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11/28/2018 10:30:00 AM
Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, LLC

3 First Street
Spring Brook Twp., PA 18444

Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, LLC
3 First Street Spring Brook Twp. 18444 PA
United States

Service

Wednesday

28

Nov

11:00 AM 11/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Church of Saint Catherine of Siena

220 Church Street
Moscow, PA 18444

Church of Saint Catherine of Siena
220 Church Street Moscow 18444 PA
United States
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