William Francis Cook

william cook

August 5, 1930 ~ October 15, 2017

Resided in: Torrance, California

Bill, a 47 year resident of Torrance, passed away on October 15, 2017. He was born in Colorado, August 5, 1930. Bill was 87 years old. He came to California in 1952 after graduating from the University of Colorado and receiving his commission in the Navy. After two years active duty during the Korean War, he married and settled in San Diego. There he started his engineering career in aerospace. Bill and his wife Marian moved to the South Bay in 1960 and to Torrance in 1970. He retired from Hughes Aircraft in 1986 and worked in real estate until 1994. Bill enjoyed square dancing and wood carving and was a long time member of Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach. He is survived by his children William S. Cook, Karen Husmann and Linda Brodie, his sisters Vivian McBride and Rosanne Conley as well as five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 28, 2017, 11 a.m. at Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charities listed below. Hope Chapel - Hope in Action (food bank) 2420 Pacific Coast Hwy. Hermosa Beach, CA US 90254 Tel: (310) 374-4673 American Lung Association in California 333 Hegenberger Road Suite 450 Oakland, CA 94621 tel: (510) 638-5864 fax: (510) 638-8984 EIN: 94-0362650

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  1. We are sad for you Linda and your whole family.Time will soften the loss and your Father will be in your heart forever and in your memories. We have sent a donation to Hope Chapel in his name. Love, hugs and prayers as ever from us.

  2. Linda, William and Karen – thinking of you and your families during this difficult time. Keep the warm memories of your dad in your heart. We have sent a donation to Hope Chapel in his honor.

  3. Linda – Thinking of you and your family during this time. Stay stronger and remember all the great memories you had with him and the family.

  4. Linda – My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. Praying you receive great comfort and peace from the memories of your father.

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