Allyn Austin Cook

Allyn Austin Cook

Birth
Edgar County, Illinois, USA
Death 3 Feb 2016 (aged 88)
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
Burial Grandview, Edgar County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 160415956 · View Source
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Allyn Austin Cook

After a short illness, Allyn passed peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in the E. T. York Hospice Care Center, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Cook was born on February 14, 1927 in Dudley, Illinois to the late Floyd and Kathryn Cook.

After earning his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin and serving in the U. S. Navy as a pilot at the end of W. W. II, he worked for the USDA in South Dakota and then moved to Gainesville where he retired from the University of Florida, after 35 years. During his lifetime, his work took him to the far reaches of the globe. He and his wife of 40 years, Carolyn, who preceded him in death in 1990, lived in Hawaii, Egypt, Australia and Indonesia. He traveled to most countries in South and Central America, the mid-East, China and the Far East.
After he retired, he kept himself busy with a vast array of projects. He developed five new gardenia varieties, obtained patents on three of them, wrote two books, played duplicate bridge, golfed and bird-watched and was a stamp and coin collector.

He is survived by his two daughters, Jackie (Bruce) Kuhlman and Cheryl (Pat) Meighan; two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren; his dear friend Annette Perry; a brother, Glen A. Cook, and a sister, Alice Lauher.

Allyn’s family invite friends to join them at Allyn’s home on Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 2 to 4 P. M., to celebrate his life and accomplishments.


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  • Created by: Laura McKenzie Cook
  • Added: 3 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 160415956
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Allyn Austin Cook (14 Feb 1927–3 Feb 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 160415956, citing Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Edgar County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Laura McKenzie Cook (contributor 47520499) .