July 14, 1940 - December 5, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home
Blendon Central Cemetery
Maurice A. “Maury” Cook, Jr.., 76, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 at his residence in Feridean Commons in Westerville, OH. after a long battle with COPD. Born on July 14, 1940 in Fort Wayne, IN. and graduated from North Side H.S. Received a B.S. in Accounting from Wittenberg Univ. He was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Turkey from 1963 to 1967. He was married to Linda Sue Demorest on September 18, 1971 in Westerville, Ohio until she passed away from cancer on July 21, 1995. They were both members of Church of the Messiah in Westerville where Maury was the head usher and Linda the organist for several years. He joined his father in the candy brokerage business and was an Ambassador of the A.W.M.A. Candy Assn., won Outstanding Young Executive of the Year in 1981 for O.A.T.C.D and was inducted into the N.C.S.A. Candy Hall of Fame in 1995. Achieved Ambassador Status at Skyline Chili! In retirement Maury enjoyed boating and spending time with friends on Lake James in Angola, IN. and volunteering with the AARP tax program at the Westerville Senior Center preparing tax returns for seniors for many years. Preceeded in death by his parents Maurice A. Cook Sr. & Margaret L. Brudi. Surviving are his son Corey A. Cook, daughter Casey L. Cook and three grandchildren; sister, Marilyn C. Grush. Visitation will be held at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Friday, December 16, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.. http://www.morelandfuneralhome.com Private Internment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Select Home Care 153 W. Main St., STE 203 New Albany, OH. 43054 or Kindred at Home – Hospice at 540 Office Center Pl. Gahanna, OH. 43230
Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC - Dec 14, 2016
Capt.Maurice A. Cook United States Air Force.
Stationed in Turkey- 1963-67
Wittenberg University Alumni.
N.C.S.A. Candy Hall Of Fame,1995.
Volunteer AARP, Tax Returns for Seniors.
God Bless/RIP. A heartfelt Thank YOU,Capt.Cook for your service in The United States Air Force….. And Semper FI….. SIR.
“The Eagle Has Landed”
Joyce Reider - Dec 14, 2016
Corey and Casey, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I have know Maury for a while when his parents lived at the Towne House. I will miss him and I will keep your family in my prayers during this difficult time. God Bless to all! Joyce Reider
Barbara Price - Dec 13, 2016
Corey and Casey how sad and sorry I am to learn of your dad’s passing. I immediately think”Mickey” and his friendship when at the church. My thoughts are with you during your time of sorrow.
Tim O'Reilly - Dec 12, 2016
Corey and Casey
We were very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He helped train me in the candy brokerage buisness. I have very fond memories of him and your entire family.
Our prayers and lit candles go out in his memory.
Love…Tim and Jean O’Reilly
Angela Kovalik - Dec 12, 2016
My sympathy to the family of Maury Cook.
Former Office Staff employee
Westerville Senior Center
BILL WINDSOR - Dec 12, 2016
COREY & CASEY,
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DAD….
I FIRST MEET HIM IN 1981 WHEN I FIRST GOT STARTED IN THIS BUSINESS @ OHIO VALLEY WHOLESALE COMPANY AND WE HAD A TERRIFIC WORK RELATIONSHIP UNTIL HE RETIRED…
I’D ALWAY CONCIDERED HIM A FRIEND……
EVERYONE HERE AT HICKS WHOLESALE COMPANY SENDS OUR DEEPEST CONDOLANCES……
Sue Harshe - Dec 9, 2016
Corey and Casey, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a good friend to my mother, Eileen, at Feridean. We both enjoyed his company very much. He will be missed. My thoughts are with you.