Samuel F. Cool, Sr., 87, of Gettysburg, passed peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 at Gettysburg Hospital. He was the husband of Mary V. (Mickley) Cool, who died Feb. 24, 2008.
Born Feb. 13, 1922 in Emmitsburg, Md., he was a son of the late John H. and Grace I. (Herring) Cool.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Cool served his country honorably during World War II. He was employed with the Gettysburg Shoe Factory for over 25 years and, later, BAE Systems (formerly BMY) in Thomasville for 13 years.
Mr. Cool was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Orrtanna. He was also a life member of the Adams County Fish and Game, as well as the Buchanan Valley Rod and Gun Club. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Surviving are four sons, Samuel F. Cool Jr. and his wife Linda of Fairfield, Bradley S. Cool and his wife Susie of Gettysburg, Ronald Cool and his wife Brenda of York, and Brian Cool and Barbara of Gardners; three brothers, Russell Cool of Gettysburg, John Cool of Biglerville, and Daniel Cool of
Hanover; one sister, Sarah Schachle of Molino, Fla.; five grandchildren, Virginia Wheeler, Jessica Cool, Mandy Cool, Jennifer Dayhoff, and Brandon Cool; and three great-grandchildren, Christopher Toscano, Nicolas Toscano, and Sebastian Toscano.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Grant Cool and Albert Cool; and two sisters, Betty Lawrence and Goldie Huff.
Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, where full military honors will be provided by the Adams County Allied Veterans Council.
Serving as pallbearers will be Samuel F. Cool Jr., Bradley S. Cool, Ronald Cool, Brian Cool, Craig Cool, and Dale Wampler.