Charles Harry Cook died in Paso Robles on Jan. 21, 2013.
The son of Harry E. Cook and Edith Schmidt Cook (early residents of San Bruno following the San Francisco earthquake of 1906), he was born at 510 Elm Ave., San Bruno, on July 6, 1916. He attended old Edgemont School and Burlingame High School, graduating in 1934.
Highly skilled in lithography and color reproduction, he worked in San Francisco, Denver, Springfield, Ohio and Los Angeles. In Hawaii, he established his own business, Honolulu Graphic Arts. Upon retiring and returning to California, he lived in Aptos where he enjoyed old friends, the Thunderbird Club and membership in the Masonic Lodge. Occasionally, he drove "home" to attend the gatherings of Old Timers of San bruno Boys and Girls.
Charlie is survived by his sister Bernice Cook Roberts and two nieces Julianne Lloyd and Helen Tross -- two great nieces and one great nephew -- all of Southern California.
A memorial service will be held in Santa Cruz, celebrating this long life.