The Bedington Volunteer Fire Department, would like to extend our condolences to the family of George "cookie" Cookus. George dedicated 48 years of service to our department, during that time he served many rolls in the department his latest being a current director on our board. He was also a lifetime member of our department. Below you will find his obituary from Brown Funeral Home, with all of his arrangements:
Obituary for George "Cookie" Cookus
George Wayne “Cookie” Cookus 76, passed away Friday the 26, 2018 at Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility.
Born January 14, 1942 in Berkeley County WV, he was the son of the late George A. Cookus and Dorothy A. Jones Cookus.
George was a member of Westphal Hose Company # 5 for 17 years and Bedington Fire Department for 48 years. George was a devoted and very active member of both fire departments as a volunteer. Firefighting was a large part of his life and was in his blood from a young teenager. George was also a member of Berkeley County Special Olympics management team and a member of the Friends and Family Support group of the Grove Center Sheltered Workshop. He was a member of Vanville Church of Christ; Martinsburg Moose Club #120 and UAW Local 1590.
He retired from General Motors with 34 years of service.
He is survived by one daughter Suprina R. Cookus; step daughter Earline L. Fay Ashby; fiancé Doris Marveen Price; and four sisters Betty Allen of Martinsburg, Shirley Thomas of Inwood, Linda Bain of Bunker Hill, and Bonnie Stewart of Inwood.
He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia “Patsy” Cookus; one son George W Cookus II; one sister Nancy Gesford; and half- brother Forrest Cookus.
Family will receive friends Friday November 2, 2018 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at Brown Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday November 3, 2018 at 11:00AM with Minister Dan Nicksich officiating at Vanville Church of Christ, 11 Clasic Vanville Road, Martinsburg, WV. Interment will be at Rosedale Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville WV 25430.
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Please remember WV burning laws have been in effect since October the 1st! Below you will find a list of the current rules for burning. If you plan to burn and are a resident of Berkeley County. You will need to contact Berkeley County Central Dispatch to advise them that you are burning and they will have a list of requirements for you to follow. They can be reached 24/7 at (304) 263-1330
If you are in need of a smoke alarm please follow this link to our smoke detector project page and fill out the form. Someone from our department will then be in touch with you to set up a time for installation. Remember working smoke alarms save lives!
Please take the time to have your chimney serviced for the cold months ahead of us!
On Sunday July 8th we held our Annual Summer Craft and Vendor Fair. This year we held our event at the Spring Mills Walmart off Hammonds Mill. This years event was reported to be one of the largest yet in our fundraising history! There was reported to be 60 vendors in attendance, ranging in everything from hand made crafts to direct sales. There were even vendors in attendance with make and take crafts. We would like to take this time to thank the vendors and community for making this important fundraiser a huge success for our department. We hope you can join us at our Fall Craft and Vendor event at Spring Mills Walmart on September 16th, the event will kick off at 12 and run until 4 pm. Please visit our Bedington Fire Department Fundraising Page for more details on this event and other great events coming up this fall!
Did you miss us on the front page of The Journal? Here's a link to the story: Summer Craft and Vendor Fair