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Troy, New York 12180

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Elton G. Cook, Sr. – Honor a Deceased Veteran Ceremony

October 10, 2017

Honoring Elton G. Cook, Sr., held in the Legislative Chambers


Elton George Cook, Sr. was born in Waterford, New York on September 4, 1907.  He was son of the late Albert and Blanche Cook.  Elton is brother of the late James, Ted and Wesley Cook, Helen Cuniff and Florence Normington.

Elton attended Waterford Academy.

Elton enlisted in the United States Army on October 29, 1942.  He served during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.  Elton was the proud recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.  He was honorably discharged on October 12, 1945.

On November 20, 1954, Elton married his wife, the late Elizabeth Daleva Cook in St. Jean’s Church, Troy, New York.  Together they had two children, Nicholas J. (Edie) Cook, Sr. and the late Elton G. Cook, Jr.  Elton is also survived by his grandchildren, Nicholas J. Cook, Jr., Amanda L. Cook and Zachary M. Cook, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Elton was an ambulance driver for the former Leonard Hospital in Troy for 42 years.

Elton was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7466 in Poestenkill. He was a former member of the Cpl. Paul J. Baker Post VFW in Lansingburgh and Phoenix Lodge #58 F & AM in Lansingburgh.  Elton also served as captain of the Knickerbocker Steamer Co. #1 in Waterford from 1928-1935.

Elton had a love for fishing, walking and listening to ambulance calls.



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