ViewingNew Temple Baptist Church
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Very quietly and peacefully, on Sunday, April 21, 2019, Almighty God, in His infinite wisdom, gently closed the eyes of our beloved Tyrone Vincent Cook. Tyrone was born on March 8, 1957 to the late Hezekiah Stuckey (who preceded him in death) and Rosaline Cook in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was raised in South Philadelphia and was educated in the Philadelphia Public Schools, graduating from South Philadelphia High School in 1976. In that same year, Tyrone would become a father. He was affectionately known as “Ty.” Growing up, Ty was always the responsible one and the boss of everyone.
At an early age, Ty knew that he would not become a product of his environment and knew that the best way to make it in society was to further his education. He was an overachiever and would let nothing stand in the way of achieving what he wanted for his future.
Tyrone served in the Army Reserves for 20 years while simultaneously earning his Associate’s Degree in Law from Temple University. The multi-tasker man himself, Ty worked as a prison guard for the city of Philadelphia Prison System. Tyrone felt the need to better service his community outdoors so he enrolled into the Philadelphia Police Academy and became a Police Officer. Ty was a man of great integrity and believed in justice and truth. After serving 20 years as an Officer and receiving numerous awards, recognitions and citations, he was promoted to Sgt. Detective. Ty held very high principles and was very dedicated to discovering the truth. These principles are what motivated him to accomplish his job with great integrity. He would not let anything go without the truth being made known.
Ty felt he could best serve his community by giving back. He served as a basketball coach at the Old Pine Community Center. Also, as a YMCA member of the Jewish YMCA, he utilized his mentoring skills, knowledge, and abilities to provide counsel to those who may or may not wanted to hear it. Ty enjoyed working out at the YMCA and eating his choice of food afterwards.
Ty was very sociable and loved listening to the “oldies.” He also enjoyed going out to dance at Stardust. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially at the 5th Street Family Reunion.
Tyrone leaves to morn his beloved mother Rosaline Cook, his son Kareem Cook, (daughter- in-law) Antoinette Cook, his son Terrance “Ted” Cook (daughter-in-laws) Shayla Cook and Lenita Cook.; one brother, Eric Cook, three sisters, Stephanie Ford, Adriane Cook, Darsell Pigford (brother-in-law) Eric Pigford; eight grandchildren: Destiny Cook, Tahmir Cook (granddaughter-in-law) Crystal Cook, Tahiem Cook, Jenna Cook, Zuri Cook, Khalie Cook, Saudian Cook, Mecca Cook; one great grandchild; Kalynn Cook; two uncles: Leroy Cook and Ronald Cook; one special friend, Cathy Terry and host of nieces and nephews.