Virginia Ruth Cook, 87, of Pitcher, NY, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2009, at Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, NY.
Mrs. Cook was born in Truxton, NY on September 19, 1921, a daughter of the late George and Gail Truman Sawyer. A lifelong resident of the area, she attended the Pitcher Federated Church. She retired from the Otselic Valley Central School business office and prior to that, was employed at the South Otselic branch of NBT Bank. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Cincinnatus Chapter #387 and was a board member and past treasurer for the Pitcher Cemetery Association.
She is survived by her children, Gay (Steve) Boyer of Garner, NC, Linda (Ron) Pintuff of Northville, NY, and Alan (Marilyn) Cook of Pitcher. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Rob (Belle) DeLong of Springfield, MO, Andrea (James) Morgan of Herndon, VA, Eric (Megan) Vandenburgh of Ballston Lake, Christina (Tom) Aiken of Taylor, and Isaac Cook of Pitcher; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Sawyer of Mohawk; a brother-in-law, George Staley, of DeRuyter; half-brothers, Sam and David Sawyer; half-sisters, Nancy Devine, Peg Williams, and Judy Enman; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaius Cook, in 1970, and a sister, Genevieve Staley.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY with Fred M.S. Downs officiating. Burial will be in Pitcher Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Cook may be made to the Pitcher Cemetery Association, c/o Maryann Metcalf, P.O. Box 28, Pitcher, NY 13136.