Edward M. Cook, Jr.


Edward M. Cook, Jr., of Warwick, NY, passed away at Morristown Medical Center, NJ, surrounded by his loving family on March 12, 2024. He was 48 years old.

Born on November 7, 1975, in Middletown NY, he was the son of Edward M. and Jacqueline (nee Yee) Cook.


Ed had worked for the past four years as a draftsman for Irace Architecture in Warwick, NY. Prior to that, Ed had worked in many fields and trades, and was well-known for his ability to master whatever was put in front of him. 


He was an avid snowboarder, motorcyclist, licensed drone pilot, hunter, camper, artist, and lover of life who made a friend of every person he met.

Ed is survived by his wife, Tara (nee Ruggiero) and their two children, Laura and Elizabeth at home; his parents, Edward M. Cook, Sr. and Jaqueline Cook; and his sister Christine Cook.


Visitation will be held Friday, March 15, 2024, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY. A funeral ceremony will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2024, followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery, 50 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ed's memory to the Warwick Skate Park Initiative, c/o CFOS, 30 Scott's Corners Drive, Suite 203, Montgomery, NY 12549 or online at 

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Ed and I went to high school together, and I always remember him smiling. He was so nice, and kind. I am saddened by this news. My deepest condolences to Ed's Family! May you find strength and peace.
Maurija Dasraj
Sending my sympathy to your family and especially Laura, a favorite former student. 💞 Debra Leporati
Debra Leporati
Tara and family, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Tara and family, I'm sending you love and support as you navigate this difficult time.
Carol Crowell
Tara and family, I'm sending you love and support as you navigate this difficult time.
Carol Crowell
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