Sandra “Sandy” Marie (Sykora) Cook, 81, of Huntsburg/Middlefield, finished her earthly journey onThursday, November 12, 2020 with family by her side. Sandy was born May 1, 1939 to Fred and Mary Sykora. She was the oldest of their 5 children. Surviving are her brothers Bob Sykora, Joe (Sandy) Sykora, and Greg (Cheri) Sykora and one sister Sharon (Charlie) Osborn. She had seven nieces and nephews, and their families who she loved deeply.She was preceded in death by George Borlin, her partner of many years. Marty Sykora, her sister in law and a grandson, Adam Michael Cook. Sandy was a homemaker for her 4 children. She worked outside of their home as a cafeteria cook for the Cardinal Schools. Also,she was a cook at Geauga Hospital for many years where she retired. Sandy became the Huntsburg Township Queen at the age of 18 and was the queen for 50 years. She was faithful to God and her family and friends. She had a relationship with Jesus and spent her mornings in devotional time and by journaling. Sandy persevered through life’s challenges. She has fought the good fight, finished the course, and kept her faith (I Timothy 6:12). She was a lifelong member of Huntsburg Congregational Church where she taught Sunday School and served on the Woman’s Auxiliary. Sandy made her family and friends her priority. She loved planning parties and picnics for them. She had an infectious smile and when you met her, you became her friend. Relationships were important to her. A yellow smiley face was her signature symbol and followed each of her signatures on any card that she sent out. She served on the Middlefield Fire Department Auxiliary and the Geauga Hospital Auxiliary because she appreciated the community that she was a part of. Sandy loved to give and used her hobbies of baking and making crafts to be generous to others. Family and friends often received a plate of homemade cookies and fudge from her, especially during the Christmas season. She loved making crafts as gifts or to sell at a local craft show. She was a lover of animals, flowers, and games. She took several rescue cats into her home, including her much-loved cat,Stormy. She also enjoyed watching birds at her birdfeeders from her living room window. Sandy liked having her yard covered in flowers during the summer and loved receiving flowers as a gift. If there was an opportunity to play a game, Sandy would want to take that opportunity with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed playing dominos and bunco. She attended and held regular bunco games with her close community of friends.
Surviving her are her four children. Jeff (Barb) Cook of Garrettsville, Eric (Jayanne) Cook of Grand Rapids, MI, Lisa Cook of Middlefield, and Kevin (Donna) Cook of Burton. Six grandchildren, Jonah, and Kayleigh Cook of Burton. Jordan Cook, Caleb Cook, Seth (Lydia) Cook, and Ethan (McKenna) Cook, all from Grand Rapids, MI. One great grandchild Ezra Cook and a second one due in April. Sandy was blessed with two step grandchildren, Regina (Jeff) Picoult of Northfield and Melinda (Eric) Kisner of Aurora. Four step great granddaughters, Lorna, Alexandra and Margaret Picoult and Elissa (Jeff) Fosnight. And two step great, great grandchildren Graycen and Caden Fosnight.
A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends, summer 2021, the date to be determined.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in honor of Sandy to Huntsburg Congregational Church or Rescue Village.
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Huntsburg Congregational Church
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15463 Chillicothe Rd, Russell Twp. OH 44072