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Auzie Robert Cook, age 84, of Lakeland Florida, formerly of Detroit, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, May 29th, 2012, at his residence due to heart failure.

Lakeland, FL – Visitation, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 31st, 2012, at North Lakeland Baptist Church. Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., following visitation, at the church.

Hamilton, AL – Visitation, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service, 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, at Cooper Cemetery, Marion County, Alabama.*

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Former Staten Islander Auzie Robert Cook, 84, of Lakeland, Fla., a retired service technician who served as a trustee of his church, died Tuesday at home.

Born in Alabama, he attended Hamilton High School there and moved to Midland Beach in 1948, where he lived for 15 years. He also lived in New Brighton and Mariners Harbor before settling in Florida in 1987.

Mr. Cook was a service technician for Bob Mims Heating and Air on Staten Island for many years, retiring in 1992.

He enjoyed fishing at Midland Beach and at Wolfe’s Pond Park, and was a member of the Willowbrook Baptist Church, where he was a trustee.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn from 1947 to 1950.

His grandson, Tim, died in 2011.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Frances Marie Cook; five sons, A. Robert Jr., Thomas, John, Philip and James; two daughters, Nora Galbraith and Susan Burns; three sisters, Ora Gilmore, Edna Dupree and Ruby Inman; two brothers, Sonny and Floyd Cook; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral was this morning from the Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home in Lakeland, with a mass at 11 a.m. at North Lakeland Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Cooper Cemetery in Hamilton, Ala.**

*Hamilton Funeral Home

**Source:  www.silive.com Published Online May 31, 2012

Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

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