Donald E. Cook, of Newport, NH, died on July 5, 2021. He was born on June 7, 1952, in Claremont, NH, the son of Albert E. Cook and Mary E. Cook. Don attended St. Mary Grammar and High Schools and graduated with the class of 1970. He worked at Don’s Market alongside his mother, Mary, during his high school years. He served in the US Army and most of his service years were in Germany. Shortly after his return from Germany, he began a long career at Sturm Ruger in Newport. He enjoyed bicycling and canoeing and participated in many triathlons in the eighties. He also enjoyed everything motorcycles. His hobbies included all kinds of electronic gadgets, he even got his drone pilots license.
He was predeceased by both parents and an infant brother, Alan.
He is survived by a brother, Ken and his wife, Elaine of Windham, ME, and nephew, Jeff Cook and family of Old Orchard Beach, ME, niece, Stephanie Cook of Melbourne, Australia, and cousins John, Donna, Laura, and Angela Montano.
Calling hours will be held at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, NH on Monday, July 19th from 10AM to 12PM with a prayer service at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his memory to: Upper Valley Humane Society, uvhs.org.
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