May 8, 2017

William F. “Willy” Cook, 48, of Buffalo, N.Y., died suddenly on Monday, May 8, 2017, at his home. Born in Little Falls, N.Y., on Pct. 18, 1969, he was the son of William and Judy Zinter Cook.

Willy was a 1986 graduate of Owen D. Young High School. He then attended Syracuse University at Utica College where he was a member of the TKE Fraternity. Moving to Buffalo nearly 20 years ago, he has worked for CVS Pharmacy for many years.

Survivors include his parents, Bill and Judy Cook and many friends.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017, starting at 1 p.m. at the B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 2621, Old Station Road, Nelliston, NY 13410. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Those wishing to remember Willy in a special way are asked to donate to the Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter, 133 Hilltop Road, Sprakers, NY 12166 in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego St., Canajoharie, N.Y. Please visit the online memorial at