John L. Cook
|Posted 2018-03-12 by mhenderson|
|Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ -|
Posted on March 4, 2018 -
John L. Cook, 78, of Lake Havasu City, died Feb. 11, 2018 of
He passed quietly in hospice care in Las Vegas, Nevada.
John was born and raised in San Diego County, the son of San Diegans
Frank Cook and Florence (Thornton) Cook. John was the great- great-
grandson of Jefferson Cook, who pioneered Palomar Mountain (then Smith
Mountain) in the 1870s. (See â€œJeff Valleyâ€ on the map of Palomar).
John was an avid baseball fan his entire life. An outstanding school
boy athlete, he excelled at baseball (third base on the San Diego
Little League team in the 1952 World Series in Williamsport,
Pennsylvania and basketball at Helix High School in La Mesa,
California, class of 1957.
Coaching youth baseball and softball was his true calling. He was
known for guiding young players into scholarships or other programs to
advance their education. He had a full career in the construction
business in San Diego and Lake Havasu City. He enjoyed his â€œretirement
yearsâ€ by working full time as a project manager until falling ill
He is survived by his wife, Rosalyn, sons James and John Wedde,
daughtes Johanna Emrhein (Charles) of Phoenix, grandson Phillip
Emrhein, granddaughter Amber Emrhein, Stacie Whiteman of Yuma,
granddaughter Shana Fleming (Matt) of San Diego, two great-
grandchildren, Zoey and Timothy, grandson Jonathan Cross and
granddaughter Haley Arsaga. He also leaves brother Daniel F. Cook
(Diane) of Boston, brother Thomas D. Cook of San Diego, and many
nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Services are private.
For those wishing to honor his memory, John recommends finding a ball
field, a hot dog and a cold beer. John hails all survivors, â€œDilly!
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