Howard Francis Cook, a wonderfully lived 90 years old, left us June 7, 2019 peacefully at home in his sleep after a gradual decline in his health. Born January 15, 1929 in St. Louis Missouri to Arman and Mae Bula Cook, however, Howard was a Redondo Beach resident a majority of his life. After relocating to Redondo Beach, and meeting his future wife, Ursula Marie Cook, Howard, among many tasks, honorably served in the Army as a paratrooper. He also had a career at Fairchild as an engineer for 30 years. Upon meeting Ursula, and her five children, they welcomed two daughters of their own. Howard traveled all over the world with Ursula and their R.V. Club after retirement and did a great deal of volunteering, specifically with the Redondo Beach Eagles. Howard is survived by his four children Tina Meadows, Pamela Cook-Phipps, Wayne Merinar, and Michael Merinar along with 13 grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren. There will be a viewing held on June 23, 2019 from 2-6 pm at Rice Mortuary,5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503. Ceremony services will be held June 24, 2019 at 1pm also at Rice Mortuary.Burial services will be held on June 25, 2019 at the Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside CA. 92518.

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