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John E. Zook

August 20, 2014

John E. Zook, 77, of 307  W. Hemlock Ave., Kane, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born Sept. 11, 1936, in Kane, he was a son of the late John E. and Ruth Gilbert Zook. On Dec. 26, 1959 in Kane, he married Sandra Orcutt who survives.
John, a well-known Kane businessman, was the owner of Zook Motors which is one of Kane's oldest businesses. He was very active and  community-minded and was always there to help or give to the community in so many different ways. Zook Motors could always be counted on when a cause was at hand and money had to be raised. 
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church where he formerly served as an elder, a Sunday School teacher and belonged to the choir. He was a member of the Kane Elks # 329 , the Elks bowling league and the American Legion Post #250. He served with the U.S. Army in the period following the Korean War.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Sandy, are four children, Sue (Glen) Wilson of Kane, Pami (Gary) Dick of Cranberry Township, John "Jay"  (Wendi) Zook of Richmond, Va., and Ken (Carrie) Zook of Kane; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Janet Barger of Bethel Park; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert E. Zook and Bruce G. Zook; and a sister, Lt. Cmdr. Joan Zook.
Funeral services for John E. Zook will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rebecca Taylor, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. 151 Greeves St., Kane on Friday from 4-8 p.m. where an Elks service will be held at 7:30 p.m. 
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in John's name to the Presbyterian Church, 103 Greeves St., Kane, PA 16735.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.

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