June Cook

Died: November 17, 2015
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June Meredith (Porth) Cook passed away at The Vestal Park Nursing and Rehab Center on November 17, 2015. June was predeceased by her parents, father Henry Wilson Porth, her mother Mildred Victoria (Porth) Wilson and her brother William Henry Porth. She is survived by her loving husband John (Jack) Cook of 60 years, who was the love of her life and was her favorite person up to her last moment on Earth. They were married in Portland Oregon on July 16, 1955. June is lovingly remembered by her daughter Dr. Pamela Cook (Dr. Mark Tinklepaugh) of Vestal NY and son William Cook (Amy Cook) of Johnson City NY. June has six wonderful grandchildren; Jeff, Dan and Megan Tinklepaugh, and Alison, Sarah and Jack Cook. She is also survived by three nieces and one nephew in California and Idaho. June was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Freeport, Illinois where she graduated from high school. Subsequent secretarial position were filled in Madison, Wisconsin and Portland, Oregon. Her marriage to Jack led to college for both at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. In 1961 they moved to Endicott, NY for Jack’s position at IBM. She has since been a resident of the Southern Tier where her children and grandchildren were both born and reside. June was known as a fighter for her 40 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was perky, full of fun, loved partying and could get wrapped up in book, needle work and classical music. June loved to cook and particularly enjoyed following her grandchildren in their sports and musical efforts.  She loved traveling, cruising and particularly liked wintering in the south, meeting with many friends in Hilton Head and Surfside Beach SC.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday 3 pm from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street with the Reverend David Seaver officiating. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Sunday from 1 pm until service time at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/, WSKG at https://pledge.wskg.org/ or the charity of your choice. To her family and friends, Mom and Dad were an inspirational team, always taking on the next challenge with a positive attitude.  Dad was a unwavering source of physical and emotional support helping her to live every day to its fullest.




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Date: Sunday, November 22, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Sunday, November 22, 2015

Time: 3:00 pm


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Died: November 17, 2015

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dick and connie herodes posted on 11/19/15

Dear Jack and family, Connie and I treasure the time we spent with June. Our trips together were just wonderful. The trips to Hawaii, California and Atlanta will always hold a special warm spot in our hearts. Our conversations, card games and just being together will never be lost. We will miss June. Love, Connie and Dick Herodes