Lawrence “Larry” Joseph Cooke, 63, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of West Grove and Middletown Twp., PA, passed away December 7, 2021.
Born December 26, 1957 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was a son of the late Edward Francis and Josephine Elizabeth (Malloy) Cooke.
Larry was a 1976 graduate of Penncrest High School where he played Soccer and Basketball and a 1980 graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Over the years he worked for The Coca Cola Company, Taco Bell, Wawa Inc., The Caddy Shack and was the owner and operator of The Market Place in Kennett Square, PA.
Larry enjoyed watching Penn State games, cooking, doing crossword puzzles, playing card games, spending time with his family and friends, listening to music - some of his favorites were Bruce Springsteen, Hall & Oates and Earth Wind & Fire. Larry also enjoyed playing basketball and was a Philadelphia Flyers fan.
He is survived by his former spouse, Johnette Cooke; loving father of Rebecca Clarke (Darlies Allen), Brian Clarke (Karin), and Elizabeth Forbeck (Tyler); adoring grandfather of Ryanne, Emily, Colin, Charlotte, and Mia; and dear brother of Edward Cooke (Margaret “Peggy”), Cynthia Flamminio (Thomas), and Elizabeth Sowerby.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Friday, December 17, 2021 at The Donohue Funeral Home, 3300 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073, followed by his Memorial Service at 12:00 PM. Interment at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Larry's memory to The Friendship House of Wilmington, P.O. Box 1517 Wilmington, DE 19899.