MSgt. Robert E. Hook (Ret.), 78, of Fulton, formerly of Syracuse, passed away August 28, 2008 at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Syracuse, he grew up in Cazenovia.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Robert attended Syracuse City Schools and graduated from Cazenovia High School.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He received degrees in agriculture from S.U.N.Y. Morrisville, Cornell University and received his Masters Degree from S.U.N.Y. Oswego.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â RobertÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s work history included working on a dairy farm in Cazenovia, Vocational Agriculture Instructor in DeRuyter, a fertilizer/agriculture chemical and feed salesman and serviceman for Beacon Feeds and Agway.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He also worked in rural insurance sales, as a security guard and was self employed with Amway.
Robert was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and he retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a Master Sergeant in 1990.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â While in the Army, Robert was a part of the 736th AAA BN and the 376th Combat Support Hospital in Liverpool.
He was a member and past president of the Weedsport Lions Club, a former vice chairman, county treasurer and candidate with the Cayuga County Conservative Committee.
Robert was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Matilda Rasmussen Hook; his wife, Ellyn Guppy Hook and a daughter, Susan Regan, who both died in 1999.
He is survived by two sons, David (Kym) Hook of North Las Vegas, NV and Steven Hook of Auburn; daughter, Johna (Kevin) Waldron of Fulton; sister, Nancy Hamel of Syracuse; brother, Peter Hook of Oswego; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours or funeral services.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has charge of arrangements.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Contributions may be made to the ICU at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital, 510 South Fourth Street, Fulton, 13069.
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