Obituary of Jack Cook
Jack Neal Cook Jack "Pop-Pop" Cook passed away on Saturday, September 17th at the age of 79 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Dobson House hospice facility due to brain cancer. Jack grew up in Suffield, Ohio and was an active child and young adult participating in a variety of sports. He attended the University of Akron, graduating with a degree in accounting. Shortly after graduating college, he was drafted into the Army and was headed to Vietnam but not until after completing his training from the prestigious Army Ranger school. He completed two tours in Vietnam and was awarded a Bronze Star. Once back in the US, he met the love of his life, his wife Donna. They were married in 1981 and welcomed their first child, Nathan, later that year. In 1984, they welcomed their second child, Julia. In 2016, Jack also welcomed his first grandchild (Anderson) with a second one coming in 2020 (Iris), he became affectionately known as "Pop-Pop" to both. Jack was an avid skier and fervent supporter of all the activities that his kids were involved in. He was a 25+ year member of the volunteer ski patrol at Squaw Valley and when he wasn't driving his family to kids' activities, he loved being in the mountains and skiing. He was also a volunteer referee and soccer coach for Ballistic United Soccer Club in Pleasanton, CA. Jack had a long, successful business career spread across accounting, finance, and IT. He was known as a hard and competent worker that did everything well. He retired around 2008 after relocating from California to Arizona and, given the lack of snow, he took up the game of golf. Jack's golf swing was something to behold, but he fell in love with the game and was a past president of the Oakwood 9-hole golf league, which are affectionately called the "niners." Jack is survived by his loving wife, Donna Cook; brother, Dale Cook; daughter, Julia Cook; his son and daughter in-law, Nathan and Cara Cook; his two grandchildren, Anderson and Iris Cook; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org). Interment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on Friday, November 4th at 1:30pm with a celebration of life on Saturday, November 5th from 11:00am until 1:30pm at Sisk Park in Sun Lakes, AZ. Cemetery Details National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona 23029 N Cave Creek Rd Phoenix, AZ 85024 Loading map Previous Events Graveside NOV 4. 1:30 PM (MT) National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona 23029 N Cave Creek Rd Phoenix, AZ 85024 Loading map Celebration of Life NOV 5. 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (MT) Sisk Park Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
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