Steven L. Cook

Dec. 29, 1952 - Dec. 26, 2023



     Friday, December 29, 2023
     3:00 - 6:00 P.M

     Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home
     & Memorial Service, Inc.
     Bolivar, NY


Funeral Service:

     Friday, December 29, 2023
     6:00 P.M.

     Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home
     & Memorial Service, Inc.
     Bolivar, NY



     West Clarksville Cemetery
     Town of Clarksville, NY
     Cuba, NY


may be made to:

     Richburg Fire Department
     P.O. Box 277
     Richburg, NY 14774

Steven L. “Cookie” Cook
Husband, Father, Grandfather

Steven L. “Cookie” Cook, 70, of 7557 Emerson Road., Wirt, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at Olean General Hospital.

Born on December 29, 1952, in Olean, he was a son of Lawrence C. and Donna J. Peck Cook, Sr. On October 13, 2001, in Richburg, he married the former Marie A. Dunmire who survives.

He was a graduate of Richburg Central School Class of 1970. He then enlisted in the United States Army from August 8, 1972 until being honorably discharged on August 8, 1975. He received the National Defense Service Medal and Marksman Medal for both hand grenades and rifles.

Cookie worked at Dresser Rand with his father for a short period of time, but was a well-known in the logging industry, owning his own business Cooks Logging until his passing.

He was an excellent athlete and was extremely competitive. He still held several high school records. He was an avid golfer and played on the town softball league for many years. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all his family was the most important to him.

Steve was inducted in the Allegany County Sports Hall of Fame and bowled the first 300 game and first 800 series at Good Times in Olean. He also had 10/300 games in his bowling career.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Marie are his children, Ryan Cook of North Carolina, Kyle (Liz) Cook of Olean, Erin Cook of Zephryhills, Florida, and Michael Scholz of Michigan; his grandchildren, Kwanita, Romeo, Jaylee, LJ, Channing, Cayden, Willow, and a great grandson Zye; a brother, Kirby (Joan) Cook of Eldred, PA; 2 sisters, Candy Rix of Bolivar and Peggy (Chic) Cook of Little Genesee; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a bother Lawrence C. Cook, Jr., and a brother-in-law Ronald Rix.

Friends will be received at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 554 S. Main Street, Bolivar, on Friday, December 29, 2023 from 3-6P.M. at which time a funeral service will be held. The Rev. David Cook, will officiate.

Burial will be in West Clarksville Cemetery, Town of Clarksville, New York.

Memorials may be made to the Richburg Fire Department, P.O. Box 277, Richburg, NY 14774.





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