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Friday, December 12, 2014

Michael A. Rooke, 64, of 56 Shonts Road, Bradford, PA

Michael A. Rooke
Michael A. Rooke, 64, of 56 Shonts Road, Bradford, PA passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014, at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born September 6, 1950 in Southampton, United Kingdom, he was a son of the late Edwin Arthur Rooke and Maureen (Stickland) Caughhey, who survives.

He was a 1968 graduate of Palatine, Illinois High School and studied at Northern Illinois University.

He was married to Dianne L. (Frick) Rooke, who survives.

He moved to Bradford in 1976 and worked for Bradco Milk Company. He worked for South Penn Service for a time and also worked for Blue Bird Coach Lines as a coach driver for a number of years. He then owned and operated M&D Trucking Company until his retirement in 2007.

At the time of his death, he was employed by St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

He enjoyed golf, bowling and riding his Harley Davidson.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three daughters, Melanie Little, and her children, Seth and Sarah Little, of Altenburg, MO; Tiffany (Jason Babcock) Rooke, and their children Mason, Garrett, Gage, Gavin and Mya Babcock and Bridgette (James, Jr.) Copeland, and their children, Jack and Lily Wells and Owen Copeland, all of Bradford; two brothers, Shaun Rooke, of Port Allegany; Phil Rooke, of Denver, CO and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Rooke.

Friends are invited to call from 4-6 PM, Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., South Avenue, where funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 with Rev. Steven Collins, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church, officiating. Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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