02/12/07 — LAWRENCE S. COOK

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Nov. 21, 1922-Feb. 9, 2007

Lawrence S. Cook, 84, formerly of Charleroi, Pa., died Friday at his home. He was born the son of Walter and Luella Work Cook. Mr. Cook graduated from Charleroi High School in 1940, Carnegie Institute of Technology (presently Carnegie Mellon University) where he received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering and a M.S. degree in metallurgical engineering. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Army Air Force with the 13th Air Force and the 18th Fighter Group. Mr. Cook was a member of the Charleroi First United Methodist Church and the Men's Bible Class. He was a former member of the Charleroi Area School Board, the Charleroi Borough Council, the Charleroi Planning Committee, a California University of Pennsylvania trustee, the Washington County Hospital Authority, the Mon Valley United Way, the American Iron and Steel Institute and the Musicians Union. He was a member of the F. and A.M. Charlerol Lodge #615, the Scottish Rite and the Syria Temple of Pittsburgh. Mr. Cook was employed at the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Allenport Plant, 1943-1974, as a metallurgical engineer and became plant manager. After retiring from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel he became the Director of Applied Technology at the Community College of Beaver County, 1974-1984, and helped establish the Air Traffic Control Program at the Community College of Beaver County and vice-president of engineer and government sales with Pittsburgh Spring, Inc., 1984-1990, retired June 1990.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Slagle Cook; two daughters, Christine L. Cook of Plainsboro, N.J., and Marilue M. Cook, pediatrician with Goldsboro Pediatrics, Goldsboro.

Friends will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. A Masonic service will be 6:45 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will be private Tuesday in the Monongahela Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Mon Valley Red Cross Chapter or the Charleroi First United Methodist Church.

Published in Obituaries on February 12, 2007 2:05 PM