Larry Dean Cook

COOK, Larry Dean, 84, of Smithfield, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Trinity Medical Center West.

Larry was born March 7, 1929, in Detroit, MI, son of the late Hubert and Geneva Jones Cook.

Larry was a retired administrator in the Detroit Public Schools. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University and received his master’s degree from Wayne State University. Larry loved to play softball and also enjoyed golfing.

Larry was preceded in death by two sisters, Norene Cook and Carolyn Johnson and by his brother-in-law, Karl Johnson.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy (Baricsak) Cook of their home. Larry is also survived by his six children; Robert (Susan) Cook, Deborah Dey and William Nelson, Lori (Tim) Eason, Donald and Robin Cook, Cynthia (Robert) Barker and Douglas (Carla) Cook, all of Michigan. He also is survived by two step-sons, John and Angel Fabry Jr. of Michigan and Steve and Anne Fabry of Maryland, and 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 2-5:30 p.m., at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home, Inc., 107 Hill St., Smithfield, with Larry’s Life Celebration Service beginning at 5:30 p.m. by the Rev. James Woods.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The American Heart Assoc., 840 South western Run, Youngstown, Ohio 44514.

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