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Obituary: Cook, Robert W.

COOK, Robert W.

Robert W. Cook passed away In Seattle, Washington Saturday, April 21, 2012. He was 88. Bob was born on February 12, 2012 in Belle Fourche, ND. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII receiving the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a POW in Germany liberated when the war ended. He graduated from the University of Washington in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for a couple of companies in Seattle and California before coming to Spokane in 1968. He started out at Spokane Pres-to-Log, eventually buying out his partners for the Spokane Plastics portion. He owned Spokane Plastics until retiring in 1987. They moved to Whidbey Island to build their dream house. They stayed there until moving to Ida Culver in Greenwood to a retirement community in 2008. Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ada of 60 years in 2010. He is survived by three daughters: Jan Bontrager (Spokane), Julie Fiddaman (Australia) and Nancy Fisher (Seattle) and their spouses. Bob had four grandchildren: April Laughlin, Scott Gamache, Charlie Gamache, and Claire Fisher. He also had three great-grandchildren. Services are Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Ballard 1st Lutheran Church, 2006 NW 65th, Seattle, WA 98117.