In Memory

Patricia Cook

Deceased Classmate: Patricia Cook
Date Of Birth: 1950
Date Deceased: Oct.-12-1966
Age at Death: 16
Cause of Death: stroke
Classmate City: Newark
Classmate State: OH
Classmate Country: USA
Was a Veteran: No
Survived By:

Patty died when we started our junior year. We walked to the music building a lot. I remember when she passed standing for a "silent moment" and Miss McCreary talking about her in Latin class. She had a smile as wide as her face and happiness poured out of her. Her passing caused us to pause and realize that we were not immortal.


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08/12/13 07:33 PM #1    

Paula McAdow (Christian)

Thanks so much for posting about Patty's death.
I was reminded of it when we went through the death of my son with his classmates.

They had so much adult support and we didn't. 

Mindful of the gift of each day.

Thanks for the sunshine always Patty:)

09/21/13 08:57 PM #2    

Ronald Larason

When this was put up here, I could not remember Patricia. So today when I was back on our '68 website (sorry I cannot get back for the reunion), I dug up my yearbooks and found her. What a sweet person she was with a great sense of humor. I sat in front of her in summer school biology the summer before. I'm so glad she has now been included as a member of the class.

Regretfully, I have no memory of anything special being said when she passed. You're right, Paula, we had no support then. Sorry about your son.

I do remember a girl in my 2nd grade class at Maholm School who was hit by a bus downtown after slipping on a slushy curb. That was in the Advocate. It was horrifying to me, and although my parents talked to me about it, and the school had a moment of silence, that was it. Thanks for remembering Patricia. 


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