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Larry J. Cook

Larry James Cook, age 62, died of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis and Myeloid Sarcoma on August 13th, 2020, at his residence in Comstock, Michigan. Larry is survived by his wife of 36 years, Nancy (Peterman) Cook, of Kalamazoo; his son, James Cook, of Kalamazoo; his daughter, Carli Cook, of Kalamazoo; and his grandson, Logan Dillard, of Kalamazoo. Along with his sister; Carol Bryant, of Three rivers; and his two brothers; Todd (Kathy) Cook, Of Kalamazoo; and Dick (Carole) Cook; of Climax. He is preceded in death by his Father and Mother. Larry was born on January 11th, 1958 in Kalamazoo, MI, to parents James and Juanita (Hoogendoorn) Cook. He graduated from Loy Norrix High School in. After Highschool he accepted a position as a press operator at General Motors, where he worked for more than 30 years before retiring in June of 2007. Larry was a very social and highly active man. He was a passionate 3rd baseman; teammates would say he had cat like reflexes when it came to catch the ball. If he were not playing baseball, you could find him on the golf course with his close friends practicing their swings while dreaming of being on the next PGA tour. Larry was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed waking up before the sun to go bass fishing and buck hunting. Joined by his dogs Ike and Toby he liked hunting woodcock and pheasants as well. Larry spent much of his free time with his beloved grandson, Logan. He helped teach Logan to catch a baseball, ride without his training wheels, and be a loving caring kid. Larry was truly selfless man, after his grandson was diagnosed with Cancer; He had cut his own hair off to donate to Wigs for Kids. Larry feed his happiness by making other people laugh or smile. His moto was: If I can make anyone’s day brighter, then it is a good day. While at Larry's webpage at www.avinkcremation.com please take time to sign his guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family. At Larry’s request, no services will be held. In lieu of Flowers, Donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ( LLS.Org) or any charity of one’s choice. The family is being assisted by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 5975 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI 49002 (269-344-5600).

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I met Larry 40 years ago at G M. That kid made me laugh more than any person Ive ever known. Dang we caught a lot of fish. I think we fished 3 lakes more than the people that live there. Gunna miss that kid. Save me a seat in the boat.

Don Uramkin Sep 4 2020 3:14 PM

Larry was a strong light for all of us in the family and for his friends. Somehow, when he was in the room it became impossible for a person to feel out of sorts in any way; his strong aura of peace just immediately calmed everyone and made them forget anything but the current moment.

Robin Reva Aug 31 2020 6:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Cook

Arlene Hester Aug 31 2020 5:04 PM

Larry was a very special guy. I met him playing softball together in Comstock. Later we played together in a 50 plus league. After every game one of us would call the other and congrats each other or sometimes complain if we thought we hadnt done well. We kept in touch a lot in the off season talking about hunting, fishing and mostly about grandkids. Im really going to miss him.

Garry Torrey Aug 31 2020 2:23 PM

Knew Larry from GM. My maiden name was Cook so we always teased he was my brother. Kat time I saw Larry was on the golf course. Doing what he loved. RIP my friend

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