David W. Cook, a lifelong resident of Delaware, died unexpectedly on December 9, 2016 after battling agent-orange induced illness.
Born in Wilmington and raised in the Wilmington/Newport area, Dave was a graduate of Conrad High School. He served as a radio operator, stationed in the jungles of Vietnam, for the United States Army. After his service to our country, Dave settled back in the Wilmington area and worked for the former Delaware Trust Bank and Hanby’s Office Supply before starting at Richards, Layton & Finger, where he worked for 22 years, retiring in January as a records supervisor. A quiet and unpretentious man, Dave was a student of genealogy and history. He was a voracious reader and loved spending hours with his books. Dave developed a love of travel with Williamsburg, VA being a favorite destination.
Nothing in his life meant more to Dave than his family and his survivors include his wife, Deborah Quaintance Cook, who called her husband “the love of my life”, their 4 children: Victoria, Timothy (Emily) and twins, Rebecca and Elizabeth; one granddaughter, Lilly; 2 brothers, Edward (Dottie) Cook and Lonnie (Jackie) Davis; and his Quaintance family in-laws, including his father-in-law, Barton.
A visitation for Dave will be held from 11am-12noon, Monday, December 19, followed by a service in thanksgiving for Dave’s life at 12 noon at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Talleyville, (Route 202, south of Silverside Rd.). Interment will be held privately. The family suggests honoring the memory of David W. Cook by sending a contribution to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.mccreryandharra.com