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Kenneth L. Mook, 89, a resident of Montandon for more than 60 years, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland. He had resided for a year at Rockwell Center, Milton.
A native of Union County, he was born March 14, 1928, in Black Run, a son of the late John C. and Edna (Pentycofe) Mook. He was married to the former Marguerite E. Mottern who preceded him in death in 1996.
Ken attended the Lewisburg High School until his senior year, when he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in the Pacific attached to the 4th Division and then was attached to the F.M.F. and guarded Japanese war criminals on the island of Guam in the Mariana Islands. He later received his GED.
He retired from the Pennsylvania American Water Company in Milton in 1990.
Ken was a member of the Montandon Baptist Church, a member of the American Legion Post 182, Lewisburg, the V.F.W. Post 8298, Northumberland, and served as past commander. He was also a member of Charity Lodge 144 F&AM, Lewisburg, the Williamsport Consistory, and the Sunbury Social Club.
Ken was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved going to his cabin, Stoney Ridge Hunting Camp in Union County. He enjoyed camping and going to Florida for the winter. He enjoyed trips to Alaska, Hawaii, Nashville and through the western states.
He is survived by two daughters, one son, and their spouses, Dorene and Bob Snyder, of Milton, Brenda and Scott Minnick, of Danville, and John and Connie Mook, of Montoursville; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Mook, of Watsontown; brother-in-law, Donald Neitz, of Northumberland; eight grandchildren, Wendy Bird, Brian Snyder, Alan Mook, Lisa Splain, Andrew Mook, William Mook, Troy Tyson and Tara Hayes; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, Aliza; and his beloved cat, Duke.
He was preceded in death by one son, Terry Mook in 2014.
Friends and relatives will be received from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Lewisburg, followed by a Masonic service by members of Charity Lodge 144. The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ron Wagner officiating.
Burial will follow in the Montandon Cemetery with military services by Lewisburg area veterans.
Donations in Ken's memory may be made to the Montandon Baptist Church, 257 Main St., Montandon, PA 17850 or Shriners' Hospital in Philadelphia.
Published on May 1, 2017
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