Rita Jean Cook, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021. She was born January 5, 1941 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Ruggier) Pozzuto. She was the wife of the late James Kemp Cook. Rita was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick Church, Christy Park. She had worked for Liberty Candy and the former Mon Valley Petroleum. She is survived by sons, Scott J. (Haley Mosqueda) Cook of Sutersville and Kemp M. (Dana Barber) Cook of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Christopher, Joshua and Nakita Cook and Antwan and Shawntrale Crosby, great-grandchildren, Evan and Ava Cook and Alana Crosby, brother, Donald (Barbara) Pozzuto of McKeesport, sister, Betty (Dan) Mains of Port Vue, sisters-in-law, Jean Pozzuto and Annetta "Netta" Pozzuto of Elizabeth Township and Lynn Pozzuto of Weston, FL, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Michael, Ralph, and John "Jack" Pozzuto and sister, Geraldine "Sis" Pozzuto. Private family visitation and funeral service will be held at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. The Rev. Vincent P. Velas will be officiating. Interment will be at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published January 25, 2021.