Ronald E. Cook, 79, of New Smyrna Beach, FL and formerly of Warren, PA., died Friday afternoon, January 15, 2016 at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, FL.

He was born July 19, 1936 in Warren, PA. Ron was the son of Van H. and Wilma D. Irwin Cook. He was a graduate of Warren High School and had served with the U.S. Navy

He was co-owner of the former Warren Auto Parts and had other various occupations throughout his life.

He was a member of FOE Fraternal Order of Eagles, Warren, PA. since 1970, American Legion Warren, PA., St. Jude Cancer Center for Children, Warren General Hospice Center, New Smyrna Beach Drug Free Youth Foundation, Disabled Veterans

His passion was fast cars and trucks with big engines. Only living miles from the Daytona speedway he enjoyed racing and followed it through the years. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and driving his John Deer tractor. His greatest contribution in life was his wonderful story telling. He had a million jokes and remembered them all. He brought joy and laughter to all that knew “Cookie”. He will be sadly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, Amy Cimellaro- Cook whom he married February 19, 2015 at Dayton Beach, Florida, Courthouse

1 Sister – Marion Klakamp of S.C., 1 Brother – Richard Cook and wife, Barbara of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Diana Stenstrom Cook who died May 10, 2005, 1 Brother – Wayne V. Cook.

A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family by Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating.

Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park.

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The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.