Joseph A. Cook

Nov. 27, 1928 – Dec. 4, 2021

Joseph A. Cook, 93, Carmel, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at Copper Trace Senior Living in Westfield. 

He was born on Nov. 27, 1928 in Casper, Wyo. to Joseph A. Cook Sr. and Corda (Schilling) Blaschke.

Mr. Cook was a graduate of Tech High School and went on to proudly serve his country as Sargent in the United States Army/Air Force. He worked for Indiana Bell for 41 years, retiring in 1989 as a Mainframe Computer Supervisor. Mr. Cook was an avid sports fan, both as a participant and spectator. As a participant he loved to bowl and play golf. As a spectator he attended many auto races, both Indy Car and NASCAR, and until recently attended the Indy 500 each May dating back to the 1950’s. He was also a season ticket holder for the Colts from the time they came to Indy. 

Mr. Cook was a big boating enthusiast enjoying many lakes in Indiana. He was interested in all types of automobiles and owned many during his life, especially enjoying his antique truck and boat. He was a member of Millersville Masonic Lodge. Mr. Cook enjoyed traveling and spending the winter months in Naples, Fla. for the last 20 years, making many great friends there.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Cook; sons, Michael (Brenda) Cook of Carmel and Steven (Michelle) Cook of Chapel Hill, N.C.; daughter, Sandra Cook of Bloomington; step-daughter, Laurie (Tom) Benson of Paoli, Ind.; grandchildren, Michelle (Nigel) Diveley, Samantha (Drew) Hall, Sienna Cook and Eric (Heather) Benson; and his great-grandchildren, Ben, Sam, Molly, Davey, Ruger and Emerson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph A. Cook Sr. and Corda (Schilling) Blaschke.

A private graveside service will be held at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens at a later date.

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