It’s sad to say so long to an old friend. With deep sorrow, we say farewell and happy trails to our dear Mr. Cook, who died earlier this month.

Robert Cook called The Oaks his home for over 12 years. He was a kind-hearted man who followed current affairs and loved the racetrack. Robert’s one true love was his art. He was an artist’s artist. Working with whatever he had on hand, he made nothing into something that others found delight in.

Robert was always concerned about the other guy. He maybe didn’t show it, but his heart was made of Jello.

He was employed with Illinois Bell until it was taken over by AT&T, and he was very proud of his work history.

In the past week, so many have asked about his health and always shared a good word about him. Well, goodbye big guy.

Whenever there is some cool, funky art around, we will remember you.

Rosemary Kevil Serio

The Oaks

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