James LaRue “Buddy” Cohick, 92, of Salladasburg, went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
Born on Oct. 23, 1926, in Salladasburg, he was the son of the late James
J. and Ida M. (Gohl) Cohick.
A graduate of Jersey Shore, Buddy was married to the love of his life, E. Lucille “Mouse” (Berry) Cohick, for 53 years before she passed away in 2001.
Buddy retired from Cohick’s Trading Post after working there for 43 years. In addition to being the proprietor of the store, Buddy was also a dairy farmer in his younger years. He was the mayor of Salladasburg Borough and served on the board of directors for Commonwealth Bank. Buddy was a mason for more than 50 years and also an historian in genealogy.
He was very active as a member of the Jersey Shore Elks, The Elbow Fish and Game Club, and was also a member and owner of Big Harbor Hunting Club. He loved hunting and fishing. Buddy loved his community; he was active and very involved in many different activities to better the community. He was a member of Salladasburg United Methodist Church.
Surviving Buddy are: a daughter, Patricia L. Cohick Wood (Leonard); three sons, Douglas W. Cohick (Pat), David L. Cohick (Judith) and Donald J. Cohick (Janice); a sister, Mary Jane Ross; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grand children.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Angie Shipman.
A tributes of life memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Salladasburg church with Pastor Kevin Brophy officiating. Burial will be in the Salladasburg Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in memory of Buddy be made to Salladasburg United Methodist Church, 404 Main St., Salladasburg, PA 17740.
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