Wayne Michael Cook passed away on June 29, 2008 in Galveston, Texas. Born in Springfield, Vermont on March 25, 1943, he was preceded in death by his father Howard Cutter Cook, his mother Constance Wolski Cook and his brother Dennis Cook. Formerly the General Manager of Via Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, he also managed Island Transit in Galveston and was an owner of North American Transit in Bryan/College Station, Texas.
Among those fortunate to know him, he was considered to be a man of high ideals, great intelligence and passion. A well read man, Wayne was capable of holding his own in conversations on almost any subject matter. Among the gifts he gave to his two sons was an enduring love for hunting and fishing. A natural teacher, he studied the game of soccer as a young father so he could coach his sons, eventually leading them to a state championship.
Wayne loved animals of all varieties and all things outdoors. His soft spoken manner easily won over children and animals, and served to enhance his instructional efforts in coaching. In his later years he especially enjoyed fishing with his great nephew Wyatt and spending time with Callie, his Labrador Retriever. Wayne’s greatest passion in life was his children, by whom he will be greatly missed.
It has been said that “the secret of loving is living loved.” Wayne was indeed loved. Wayne is survived by his wife Ann, the former Margaret Ann Wood of Midland, Texas. They met in college and were married forty two years. Also surviving Wayne are his sons Patrick Howard Cook and wife Windy of New York City and Stephen Michael Cook, wife Rachel and grandson Bradley Taylor Cook of New York City and sisters Deborah Price and her husband Tom and Kathryn Cook, all of Jensen Beach. Wayne will also be missed by many loving members of his extended family.
Services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, July 2, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home 3028 Broadway, Galveston, Texas.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston (409-762 8770).