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Charles P. Cooke, Jr.
(Died September 4, 2013)

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Charles P. Cooke, Jr.

COOKE, Charles P. Jr., 94, passed away September 4, 2013. Charles was the son of Charles P. and Florence A. Cooke. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois W. Cooke; and is survived by his three sons, Charles P. Cooke III and his wife, Joanne, of Wilmington, Del., Ronald L. Cooke of Gloucester and Michael R. Cooke and his wife, Deborah, of Richmond; grandchildren, Robin C. Gordon, Charles P. Cooke IV, Theresa C. Petruziello, Jennifer C. Pugh, Christine C. Masiak, Benjamin D. Cooke, Daniel S. Cooke, Alissa K. Cooke and Letitia A. Cooke; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mr. Cooke was a choral music teacher in Richmond City Schools at Binford Junior High and Chandler Junior High, then at John Marshall High School (1960-1970). He finished his teaching career at the Collegiate Schools. He was organist and choirmaster at All Saints Episcopal Church (1952-1988) and at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Hanover (1989-2006). Mr. Cooke was a lifelong member of the Richmond Musicians Association, Local 123, AFM, playing for many years in various dance bands, for cotillions, etc. and as an organist for Bennett Funeral Homes. For many years he was a volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital. Since 2008 he had been a resident at Westminster Canterbury, Richmond, Va. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, September 20, in the Chapel at Westminster Canterbury. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 20, at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, September 21, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Hanover Courthouse. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. There will be a reception after the service in the church parish house.

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