Bill Cooke, 79
Milton W. “Bill” Cooke III , 79, of Hernando, FL and Manassas, VA died June 24, 2012 at home. Bill was born January 12, 1933 in Pittsburg, PA but lived most of his life in Oakton and Manassas, VA. He and his wife, Brenda, moved to Citrus in 2004.
Bill joined the Marine Corps in 1951 to fight in the Korean War where he was wounded and continued to serve until his discharge in 1954. As a civilian, he went on to get his degree in software engineering and retired from Unisys in Reston, VA in 1992.
He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Brenda, two sons, Tim of Arlington, VA; Todd of Winchester,VA; his daughter, Heather Davis of Tulsa, OK; and seven grandchildren.
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery on September 4, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. with Military Honors. Further details will be placed on-line at www.veteransfuneralcare.com along with a care book for signing.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in the name of Milton W. Cooke III be made on-line or mailed to Dept. of Dev., Mayo Clinic, 200 First ST SW, Rochester, MN 55905; or to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research at Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163; or to the Fisher House at Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL 32608.
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