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Volume 62, Number 1
Winter 2008

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In Memoriam: Roger G. Cook
Peg Van Patton

        On Monday, September 17, 2007, Roger G. Cook, a long-time member of the Princeton Chapter, died after a lengthy illness in the University Medical Center in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife Fran at his side.
        Born and raised in Cranbury, New Jersey, Roger was a graduate of Duke University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Over the course of forty-five years, Roger pursued a career in engineering working for firms such as General Motors, Sier-Bath Gear & Pump, later retiring from Good Housekeeping in 1995 where he was a Technical Director.
        In addition to serving on many professional boards, Roger distinguished himself in countless ways by joining numerous community and service organizations such as the local Historical Society, the Lions Club, Board of Health, Environmental Commission, and various church groups.
        As a member of the Princeton Chapter, Roger served with distinction as president, member of the Board of Directors, chairman and organizer of two Northeast Regional Conferences, as well as contributing in countless other ways, for which he was awarded the Bronze Medal.
        To his wife, Fran, and their children and grandchildren we offer our condolences. We shall all miss his talents and his vibrant energy.


Volume 62, Number 1
Winter 2008

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