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Alan Hayes Cook

September 26, 1930 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 89)

Obituary

Alan H. Cook, 89, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, June 9, 2020. Beloved husband of Marjorie (Haskins) Cook. Dear father of Janice Swanson (Doug), Curtis Cook (Deborah) and Jennifer Forbush (Carl). Grandfather of Kirsten, Bryce, Kaitlyn Cook, and Ryan, Aaron Forbush. Brother of Nancy Hughes. Brother-in-law, cousin, uncle, great uncle, and friend to many. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late Albert and Helen Cook, he was raised in Cleveland and moved to Chagrin Falls in 1959.  Alan graduated from John Adams High School (Cleveland) and was a member of the of the US Army Reserves, Ft. Knox Kentucky, 1951-1954. He married Marjorie Haskins on June 25, 1955 in Bainbridge, Ohio. They would have celebrated 65 years of marriage this year.

He worked for The Ohio Bell Telephone Company as well as established his own business, The Wood Loft. He enjoyed designing, building and finishing furniture. He built exquisite model trucks and cars and enjoyed the world of trains, to include a model train set-up at home. Alan enjoyed music of all kinds and was known to listen to classical music as he was working in his shop. He and wife Marjorie, enjoyed building, displaying wooden products at craft shows. They also enjoyed monthly gatherings with friends to play pinochle and host picnics over the years. They were past members of The Akron Civic Theatre Organ Guild. The family wishes to thank all those who cared for and supported Alan over the years in all aspects of life.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Geauga Humane Society Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Rd. Russell Twp, OH 44072.

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