LOS ANGELES AND HOLDEN – Marshall Adlington Cook, “Mac,” 32, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 5, 2012, at Cedar Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles. He was born June 10, 1980, in Portland.
He graduated from Bangor High School in 1998 and attended Franklin Pierce College for one year before enlisting in the U.S. Navy, where he served four years on the USS Tarawa during the Iraq War. He graduated with honors from Platt College, San Diego, majoring in 3-D animation and graphic arts. Mac was a poet, an artist and a writer, and at the time of his death was working as a graphic artist for KTLA Channel Five News, Los Angeles. He had a patent for an interactive book and two additional patents were in process. Mac was also completing two screenplays, as well as illustrating books. Mac was a devoted son, brother, cousin, uncle and friend. He was known for his generosity, his many kindnesses, sense of humor, intellect, imagination and artistic talents. He was respected and loved by all who knew him and known for “always having your back.”
He is survived by his mother, Leesa Easton of Holden; father, Stephen Cook of East Boothbay; sister, Jennifer Cook of Denver; and two brothers, Zachery Cook of Holden and Jebediah Cook of Los Angeles. He is also survived by two nieces, Gwendolyn and Rhiannon Cook; two nephews, Zander and Dillon Cook, all of Holden. He was very close to his cousin, Brittany Dunbar of Beverly Hills, Calif.; uncles, John Easton of Dedham and Christopher Cook of South Portland, as well as his other aunts, uncles and cousins; and an extraordinary number of friends he considered family. He will be missed by all those he touched with his warm heart and open spirit.
In celebration of Mac Cook’s life a formal ceremony will be held 5:30 p.m. with a gathering time starting 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, officiated by the Rev. Becky Gunn, minister of Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor. A reception will be held after the event with further information to be given onsite. A military Honor Guard will be held at graveside services the next day. For all those who would like to leave condolences or share memories of Mac Cook, click on “Leave Condolences” on the left navigation bar at www.BrookingsSmith.com.