Edward Charles Hook, 97, of Saint Paul, Minnesota, passed away on November 2, 2022 at the Heart to Home Hilltop assisted living facility.
He was born April 19, 1925 in Farmers, Kentucky to the late Charles Walter Hook and the late Nancy Susan Boggs.
Dr. Edward Charles Hook graduated from Rowan County High School; Anderson University in 1952 for BA degree; The Theological Seminary in 1956 for Masters of Theology; Colgate-Rochester Divinity School for Doctorate of Ministry in Marriage and Family Life; and was admitted to Practice of Family Therapy by American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy in 1977. He was a member of the following organizations: Clinical Member of American Association of Marriage and Family; Rotary International of Sayre, PA, where he was Club President 1979-1980; and Mansfield University – Off Campus Teacher in Family Studies. Dr. Hook practiced Marriage and Family Therapy from 1977-1990. He was an Associate and Contributing Editor for Vital Christianity, Church of God (Publication) in Anderson, Indiana. Dr. Hook was the Chairman of the Clergy Association of Boyertown District of the Church of God, Pennsylvania. He was inducted as a member of Rotary International (Sayre, Pa) in 1964, and served as Secretary, Vice President, and President of Sayre Rotary from 1967 – 1969. He practiced Marriage and Family Therapy at Belair Clinic on a half-time basis from 1990-1997, and Marriage and Family Counseling for Cornwall Park Church of God from 1994-1997. Dr. Hook held the position of Secretary in the Bellingham Sunrise Rotary from 1990-1997. He was a Delegate and Speaker at Church of God World Missions Convention in Zurich, Switzerland in 1967. Dr. Hook served as a Pastor at Church of God in Castorland, NY from 1957-1958; Pastor at Church of God in Bertha, MN from 1958-1962; Pastor at Church of God in Sayre, PA from 1962-1985, where he also served as a Marriage Counselor from 1977-1985; and was the Director of Main Street Counseling Center from 1985-1990.
Dr. Hook is survived by his son, Ronald Hook of Saint Paul, MN; two nephews, Larry Hardman, and Gary Hardman.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Coral Carlene Hook Weigle, who passed away on October 23, 2012; four brothers, Bert Hook, John Hook, Glenn, Hayword, and Howard Hook; one sister, Edna. Herdman; and one daughter, Pamela Kaye Hook.
Friends will be received Friday, December 18, 2022 from 12:00 (noon) to 2;00 pm at Thompson – Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following at 2:00 pm with Rev.Robert Edmundson, officiating,
Military services will be held before service at Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc.
Burial will take place in the Greenlawn Burial Estates.
In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to Rotary International
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.