James F. Cook Sr., 53

OSWEGO, NY – James F. Cook Sr., 53, a resident of Oswego, passed away Tuesday April 7, 2015.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of Robert J. (Maria) Cook of Oswego and the late Constance B. (Lawton) Cook.

Jimmy previously worked as a laborer at Nine Mile Point.

He enjoyed the outdoors and spent his free time walking and biking.

He also enjoyed going to the movies.

He loved his family, the holidays and special time with his grandchildren.

His family loved him dearly and he will be greatly missed.

Surviving, besides his father, are a son, James F. Jr. of Fulton; a brother, Robert (Colleen) Cook of Oswego; two sisters, Sandra St. Germain (Donald Schmidt) of Brewerton and Debra (Michael) McKeon of Madison, Alabama; a step-brother, Sam (Jeanne) Cook of Oswego; step-sisters, Deborah (Paul) Griffin of New Port Richie, Fla., Lee (Dave) Maniccia of Oswego, Tammy (Don) Goins, of Elkton, Kentucky, Holly (Chris) Downing of Mount Juliet, Tenn. and Francesca (James) Elmore of Boca Raton, Fla.; two grandchildren, Jalena and Jaden Parkurst; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was predeceased by a sister, Katharyne Cook; and stepmother, Barbara Jean Cook.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, at the Church of the Resurrection.

Burial will be held at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. www.afsp.org


  1. Sorry to hear of your lost of a father, and or brother. Jim will be missed by all the knows him.

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