George B. Cook

George B. Cook, 78, of West Main Street, St. Johnsville, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at his home.

He was born December 12, 1934, in St. Johnsville, the son of the late Clarence and Hattie (Smith) Cook and was educated in St. Johnsville schools.

Mr. Cook was a United States Army veteran being honorably discharged on August 26, 1957.

George was last employed at the former White Mop Wringer in Fultonville, N.Y. At one time he worked at Glen Mohawk Dairy, Palatine Dye Company, and Little Falls Felt Shoe Company.

He was a member of the St. Johnsville American Legion Post No. 168, Canajoharie-Fort Plain Elks Lodge No. 2621 and the South Minden Volunteer Fire Department.

George was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing. At one time he owned a small boat and would enjoy the peace of being on the river. George also played on several leagues over the years at local bowling alleys. George was the type of man that would give the shirt off his back if someone needed it. He was kind, good-natured, and loved a good laugh. He will be dearly missed by everyone that knew and loved him.

Survivors include: a stepson, Mark (Kirsten) Tompson of Fort Plain; two stepdaughters, Teresa Fisher (Marty Andrews) of West Stockholm, N.Y. and Karen (Mark) Shibley of St. Johnsville; five stepgrandchildren, Ryker, Ryatt and Jaxen Tompson, Christa (Justin) Whiteman, Branson Logan; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Pauline Lampman on October 14, 2011, and Alberta Battisti on October 23, 2012.

Cremation will take place under the direction of the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, 20 Bridge St., St. Johnsville, N.Y. 518-568-7040. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a celebration of George’s life on today, March 18, 2013, from 6 to 7 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Canajoharie-Fort Plain Elks Lodge, Old Station Road, Nelliston, NY 13428 or to South Minden Volunteer Fire Department, 1029 State Highway 163, Fort Plain, NY 13339. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To add to George’s online memorial, please go to