Frederic M Cook, Jr, 76, of Red Hook, NY, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY. Born on May 15, 1944, in Queens, NY, he was the son of the late Frederic M. and Ruth Mae (Heron) Cook, Sr. Fred married Karla Funk on October 30, 1982 in Newton, IA. Karla survives him at home. Fred served in the United States Air Force from 1966-1970. A graduate of West Hempstead High School- West Hempstead, NY, Fred went on to complete his undergraduate work at the College of Emporia- Emporia, KS. He then earned his Master's in Parks Management from Michigan State University. For many years, Fred worked as the County Parks Manager in Allentown, PA. He also worked as a National Parks Ranger at the Liberty Bell National Park in Philadelphia, PA. Locally he worked in grounds, maintenance, and security for Dinsmore Golf Course, Mills Mansion, and Norrie Point- all in Staatsburg, NY. He also served as the starter at the Dinsmore Golf Course. Fred was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Red Hook, NY. Throughout his life he enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid golfer, and he enjoyed creating sanctuaries for hummingbirds and butterflies on his property. In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his son & daughter in law, William & Victoria Cook of Hyde Park, NY; his loving granddaughter, Melina Rae Cook; his siblings, Alice (John) Taylor of Greentown, PA, Ellen (Thomas) Higgins of Port St. Lucie, FL, and John (Cindy) Cook of Parish, NY; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 from 12 - 2 PM. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM with Pastor Jim Miller officiating. Burial will be on Wednesday at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY. Due to current COVID 19 restrictions and NYS guidelines- facility capacity at visitation & funeral service will be limited. We kindly ask that all those who wish to pay their respects to the Cook family- in addition to adhering to facility capacity guidelines- please wear facemask, and adhere to social distancing. Memorial donations may be made in Frederic's memory to The Fisher House at fisherhouse.org. Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY. For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.