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Richard A. Cook, 59 of Byesville, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.
Richard was born on November 15, 1959 in Port Allegany, PA. He is the son of the late Leonard M. and Ruby L. (Smith) Cook. He was an active member of the Crosby Fire Hall, serving as a first responder and their mechanic. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he enjoyed watching Nascar. He was the owner and mechanic at Dicks Garage in Crosby, PA and he was the owner of Rasors Drive In in Byesville.
Richard is survived by his wife, Josie (Kasper) Cook whom he married on May 18, 1993; his son, Matt (Rebekah) Motes; his grandchildren, Bobby Motes, Brody Motes, Boston Archer and Lindsey Butler; his siblings, Sara Lathrop, Chris (Richard) Hall and Donald (Jana) Cook; sister-in-law Maria (Ron) Neff, Brother-in-law Paul (Coleen) Kasper, and mother-in-law Orpha Kasper and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his brother, Leonard M. Cook Jr.
A family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. A caring cremation is entrusted to the Farus Funeral Home of New Concord. Richard gave the gift of life thru organ and tissue donation.