VENANGO — James A. Mook, 85, of 22533 Fry Road, Venango, left his home and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 15, 2010.
James was born on April 15, 1925, a son of the late William Edward and Elmo Carroll Mook. On Sept. 7, 1946, James married Gloria Brink; she went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 5, 2010.
He was a member of Saegertown Community Church.
A hard-working dairy farmer for close to 60 years, James also did construction and worked for Cussewago Township. He attended Mosiertown schools. A proud veteran of the U.S. Army, James served his country during World War II from Sept. 6, 1944, until his honorable discharge on July 23, 1946, and had attained the rank of Tec 4. He was the recipient of the Army of Occupation Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a lifelong member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 169, a member of Erie-Crawford co-op and a member of Dairy Farmers of America.
James is survived by four children, Dawna L. Tracy of Saegertown, Judy J. Burchill and her husband, James, of Cochranton, James S. Mook and his wife, Kimberly, of Decherd, Tenn., and Tom E. Mook and his wife, Carole, of Cambridge Springs; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Smith of Guys Mills and Charlotte Hall of Meadville; two brothers, Arthur Mook and his wife, Grace, of Saegertown, and Bernard Mook and his wife, Bonnie, of Tennessee; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many dear friends.
In addition to his parents, William and Elmo Mook, and his wife, Gloria, of 63 years, James was preceded in death by four brothers, Harold, Merle, Paul and Kenneth Mook.
Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.
The funeral will be at Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 233 Church St., Cambridge Springs, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, with Pastor Richard Haemer of Saegertown Community Church and Pastor Cliff Cartwright of Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, officiating.
Interment will take place with full military honors by VFW Post 169 in Venango Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Saegertown Community Church, Main Street, Saegertown, Pa. 16433; or Asera Care Hospice, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Erie, Pa. 16505.
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