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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

John Edward Cook

1950 - 2021

Johns Creek

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On the evening of April 19, 2021, John E. Cook passed away peacefully at Seasons Hospice in Cumming, Georgia.  John was 71 years old and succumbed to complications from liver disease.

John was born April 15, 1950 in St. Paul, MN.  He was the second child of Shirley Marie (Niles) and Eugene Thomas Cook.

John spent his formative years in the Midwest, attending St. Joseph’s Grade School in Grafton,  WI. He attended high schools in Illinois and Florida where he graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in 1968.   John briefly attended the Loyola University, but his education was life-long and self-taught.  His spare time was spent expanding his knowledge of languages and history. John was fluent in 5 languages and could read and write many more including Greek and Latin. 

John spent most of his adult years in St. Louis, Missouri working various jobs including as a TSA officer and manning the information desk at the St. Louis Airport, where his linguistic skills were invaluable in aiding international passengers.

People who knew him will remember his extensive recall of history, his great sense of humor, and his love for animals.

John never married. He is survived by his brothers Dennis E. Cook (Karen); and David A. Cook (Elizabeth).

A private funeral service for the immediate family will be held at Canton Funeral Home followed by burial at Macedonia Memorial Park in Canton, Georgia, on April 26, 2021.

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love, Judy

May 4, 2021 5:52 PM

Joyful memories and peace. I will miss you, John
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April 28, 2021 9:36 AM

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Kurt Jensen

April 22, 2021 1:45 PM

I always liked John. He was a kind man. His keen observations and sardonic wit were notable. He will be missed. I wish I had known that John was a fellow pipe smoker, as I see from the photo.! Kurt Jensen, brother of Elizabeth Cook. Condolences to Dave Cook.

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