Daniel J. Cooke

Daniel J. Cooke, 83, of Northvale, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018. Beloved husband of Leslie. Devoted father of Daniel Jr. and wife Susan of Blauvelt, NY, Brian and wife Maryrose of Howell, NJ, Michael and wife Kimberly of Wallace, NC, Donna Gullestad and husband Andrew of Northvale and James of Northvale. Adored grandfather of Anthony, Thomas, Katie, Shannon, Lauren, Sean, Brian, Erik and Emily. Dear brother of Charles, Edward, Richard, Robert, Wayne, Gary and the late Michael, Katherine and Thomas.

Dan served in the US Army during the Korean War.

A Northvale resident for over 60 years, Dan joined the Recreation committee, coached Northvale Minute Men football, served five terms on the Northvale council and held positions of Fire Commissioner, Recreation Commissioner and Flood Commissioner. As a member of St. Anthony’s parish, Dan volunteered to work bingo, managed inventory at the carnivals and sang in the choir. An avid fisherman, Dan enjoyed his retirement camping with close friends and family. The fish enjoyed his retirement too because of his catch-and-release policy.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY. Visiting hours are Sunday 2-5 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).



  1. Dear Leslie and Family,

    Thinking of you during this difficcult time. I know your memories of the “Big Guy” will comfort you and the love you shared will bring you strength. He enjoyed his retirement years and had a good life. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Nancy, Cheryl and Jeff

  2. Leslie & family,

    Please accept my condolences on the death of Daniel. Hopefully, he died peacefully.
    As he is at peace, pay you also experience the same peace in the Lord and the strength in one another.

    You are all in my prayers at this difficult time, as he will be included in the prayers of our parish.

  3. Leslie.

    With fond memories and love of Dan, thinking of you and family.

    Mary and Jud.

  4. Dear Mrs. Cooke,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your husband.
    With deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Lisa Distefano-Ortelere

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