John R. Cook, 72

John Cook, 72, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Lewiston, Maine, passed away and went home to his Savior Jesus on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at home with his wife by his side. He was born in Lewiston on Sept. 7, 1946, to the late Robert K. Cook and Marcelle (Marcotte) Cook.

He proudly served his country as a language translator in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970. He completed his bachelor’s degree in vocational education at University of Maine in 1986 and his master’s degree in counselor education at the University of Southern Maine in 1994. Cook ended his career at Lewiston Regional Tech Center as a student service coordinator.

In addition to his parents, Cook was preceded in death by his brother, Ray Cook, and his nephew, Scott. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Linda (Drouin) Cook; daughter, Amika Cook-Ortiz and her husband, Len; son, Colin Cook and wife, TaraLynn; grandchildren, Reilly and Alyssa; sisters Pauline (Cook) Biron and Linda (Cook) Hall; a sister-in-law, Beth Cook; nieces Teri, Lisa, Christine, Jacqui, Marny and Sarah; and nephews, Josh and Nathan.

A celebration of Cook’s life will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Beacon Baptist Church in Millville, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to the Parkinson’s Education & Support Group of Sussex County, P.O. Box 56; Lewes, DE 19958. Condolences may be sent online at