MARVIN K. COOK, 86, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte.
He was born September 17, 1920 in New York, New York to Dr. Benjamin and
Helen Cook. He moved to Port Charlotte from Westbury, New York in 1977. Marvin
graduated from Brooklyn College and was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Medic
in the U.S. Army. He was a brilliant and creative man who had a deep appreciation of
music, art and history. Marvin had a long and successful career as a well respected consulting chemist to the food, drug and cosmetic industries. He published over 150 technical articles and had numerous patents on products he invented.
Marvin also had many hobbies and interests. He was an avid photographer whose
work was exhibited in an art gallery. He built intricate model ships and was a talented
artist and author of fictional stories. Marvin was also a ham radio operator, who enjoyed boating and traveling throughout the world.
He is survived by two daughters, Helene (Paul) Lory of Aurora, CO and
Patty (Robert) Kristich of Punta Gorda, FL; four grandchildren, Justin Kristich of Gainesville, FL, Rachel Kristich of Durham, NC, Kellie Davies of Aurora, CO and
Tracie Graham of Eglin Air Force Base, FL; and his companion of 2 years, Virginia Riley of Port Charlotte. Marvin was a devoted, loving and generous, husband, father
and grandfather. He was married 42 years to Doris Weinstein Cook, who passed away in