Elaine Cooke, 88, peacefully passed away at her home in Princeton on Monday December 14, 2015. Born in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, she graduated from the Textile Art School in Manhattan and received her degree in art, with honors, from Hunter College.
Married in 1950 she taught school in Port Jefferson, New York, prior to their moving to Princeton in 1954. Here she was the art teacher in the East Windsor School District as well as the Princeton Johnson Park School. As a Docent for 23 years at the Princeton University Art Museum, she conducted tours and worked with school children on Saturday morning programs. She was an honored member of the Eastern Star, a Deacon at the Nassau Presbyterian Church and member of the ADII Sorority.
Cruises, sailing or skiing with the family, gardening or swimming at the YWCA gave her great pleasure.
She is survived by her husband, Harry Cooke, daughters Ellen and husband Walter Dimitruk, Barbara Cooke, Janet and husband Gregory Richards, son Robert Cooke and wife Karen Cooke, her grandchildren Michaelin and Cameron Richards, Brittany Dimitruk, Brice Dimitruk, Brian and wife Sarah Dimitruk, and her great grandson Jase.
The funeral will be held Friday, December 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton. Burial will follow at Princeton Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the funeral home.