Dr. Roger Cook, 84

OSWEGO, NY – Dr. Roger Cook, 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 7, 2016, at Oswego Hospital, surrounded by family and friends.

Dr. Roger Cook
Dr. Roger Cook

From his birth in Parish, NY, on February 13, 1932, to his death, he endeared himself to those around him by his deep faith, gentle nature, witty humor, physical strength and endless compassion.

Roger was born to Charles and Irene Cook and attended school in Parish where he excelled in scholastics and multiple sports.

He graduated Andrews University with a math and science degree and a finance’, Darlene Brenneman.

They married August 31, 1951, and left for medical school at Loma Linda University.

Son, Charles (Chuck), was born in 1957 and daughter, Charene (Chary), in 1958.

Roger served in the Navy Medical Corps and was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for two years.

They settled in Fulton, NY, in 1962 and began private practice in Oswego.

Roger also regularly assisted in surgery at Oswego Hospital and later served as medical director for three local nursing homes, retiring in 1994.

He was an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, enjoyed woodworking and travel, but his greatest joy was his family.

Roger was predeceased by Darlene, beloved wife of 58 years.

Roger remarried in 2014 and is survived by his beloved wife, Donna Jenson.

Roger is also survived by son: Charles (Denise) Cook; daughter: Chary (Francis) Hicks; five step-children; four granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; brothers: Darwin Cook and Marvin Cook; sister: Eleanor Kinney; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend gratitude to the staff at Oswego Hospital for its attentiveness and loving care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Roger’s name to Fulton SDA Church.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Fulton Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 45 W. Fourth St., Fulton.

Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.


  1. So sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Dr. Cook for many years at a local nursing home. Always had a good joke or story to tell while we were doing the paperwork after his rounds. Hope he is flying high with the angels.

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