Cleveland Cook

Obituary of Cleveland Cook

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Cleveland E. Cook, 75 years, of Somers Point, NJ, passed away on April 25, 2023.

Cleveland E. Cook, affectionately known to the family as “Butch,” was born on November 10, 1947, in Neptune, NJ, and reared in the Bronx, NY—a loving son to Cleveland and Adele Johnson Cook.  After graduating from the High School of Food and Maritime Trades, at the age of 19 years, Cleveland set sail on the ship “The African Dawn” as a steward under the U.S. Merchant Marines transporting domestic and international cargo around the world.  Leaving the U.S. Merchant Marines after years of service and returning to the U.S., he worked as a chef and cook at various restaurants in NYC, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City, NJ, and permanently settled in Somers Point, NJ.  After over a decade of employment with Trump Plaza, he retired to enjoy his favorite pastimes, which included:

Reminiscing and conversing with family, friends, and neighbors about past and current events.  Telling sea stories and not fairytales.  Cheering his hometown teams, the Yankees and Giants.  Watching his favorite tv crime drama, “Perry Mason,” and spoiling and walking his best companion and lovable dog, NuNu.

Survivors include his son, Cleveland E. Cook III, and daughter, Tabisa N. Cook; sister, Yvonne Svendsen; grandchildren: Kim “Goldie” Guitard; Sukoya Charles; Trisha Evans; Cleveland E. Cook IV; and Tamia Evans; and great-grandchildren: Amari Guitard; Nacerima McKenna; Travis McKenna; Sincere McKenna; Christian Cook; Gabriella Cook; Rylan Cook; Ariah Cook; Jailynn Thomas; and Jaiden Thomas; and nieces and nephews: Veda Svendsen; Emmitt Svendsen; Thomas Easley; and Shaeton Cook.

Cleveland was preceded in death by his parents: Adele and Cleveland Cook; wife, Gloria N. Cook; son, Bryan T.M. Cook; sister, Veda Hewitt; brother, Andre F. Cook; granddaughter, Tatiana Evans; and great-grandson: Zayden McKenna.

A Service of Memory and Love will be held on Friday, June 9th at 12:30 pm at The Godfrey Funeral Home of Egg Harbor Township, 4008 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ where friends may call from twelve noon until the time of service. 

Arrangements are by The Godfrey Funeral Home of Egg Harbor Township. For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com

 

Friday
9
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12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Friday, June 9, 2023
The Godfrey Funeral Home of Egg Harbor Township
4008 English Creek Ave.
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, United States
Friday
9
June

Service Information

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday, June 9, 2023
The Godfrey Funeral Home of Egg Harbor Township
4008 English Creek Ave.
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, United States
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