George E. Cook, III



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George was raised in Hawthorne, New York.  In 1968 after graduating from Westlake High School. He came to Rochester to attend the University of Rochester.  He decided to leave school and worked as a waiter at the Park Avenue Pub and as a bartender at the Brighton Restaurant. It was at the Brighton that he met his wife, Vicki. They married in 1984. 

At the age of 45, George returned to college. He completed a Master’s Degree in Aquatic Biology. He was soon diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The disease impaired his ability to work in his chosen field. 

George was an avid fly fisherman. He enjoyed micro photography and had photos published in “Images from Science”. He also spent many happy hours collecting shells on Ft. Myers Beach. 

His saddest times came when he could no longer wade in a stream and stroll on the beaches. 

After 27-years of coping with his illness, George succumbed to complications of Parkinson’s.

George was pre-deceased by his parents George and Anne Cook and his father and mother in-law Sidney and Bessie Bloom.  He leaves behind his wife, Vicki (née Bloom), sister Catherine Cook, sister-in-law Sharlene Bloom, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Alan and Leah Bloom, his beloved dog Jack, and dear friends Pat and Suzi Campbell, Mary and Don Sweeney, William and Christine Luddy, Al Boekhout and several cousins.

At the convenience of the family a service of remembrance will be held in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. 

Anyone wishing to make donations in George’s memory please direct them to Blue Moon Meadows Pet Adoption or the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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