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Bel Air veterinarian, Harford Farm Fair co-founder Dr. Richard O. Cook dies

Bel Air veterinarian, Harford Farm Fair co-founder Dr. Richard O. Cook dies

Dr. Richard O. Cook, a Bel Air veterinarian who has been practicing for nearly 60 years and was the driving force in reviving the Harford County Farm Fair, died early Monday morning, according to his son, Eric.

Dr. Cook, who grew up in Scranton, Pa., was 86 years old. He managed the Bel Air Veterinary Hospital, which was founded in 1945 and acquired by Dr. Cook in 1959.

Notifications of his passing were posted on the hospital's website and Facebook page Monday.

"To all of his friends, it is with the greatest of sadness that our family shares the heartbreaking news of the passing overnight of our father, grandfather, husband, and of course your beloved...

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