Obituary: Dr. Keith Emery Cook
GORHAM – Dr. Keith Emery Cook, 82, of Gorham passed away peacefully with his family present on May 12, 2022. He was born in 1939 in Waterville of Carleton and Winona (Odlin) Cook of Fairfield. Keith grew up in Fairfield attending Lawrence High School where he played on the football team. He attended the University of Maine to complete his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in education. While pursuing his studies, he met Marcia Fuller whom he married in Melrose, Massachusetts on June 15, 1963. Keith and Marcia were married for 54 years until Marcia’s death in 2018. Family and Career from Keith brought them to Lincoln, Manie, Albany, NY and Bangor, Maine, where he taught in public schools and pursued his passion for counseling and mental health. In 1975, the Cook family landed in Waterville, which would become their home. Dr Cook opened a private consultancy practice in Waterville, which he will maintain until 2018. Keith took a short break from practice to take up the post of Superintendent of Schools in Howland. Keith loved the outdoors and enjoyed fly fishing, hiking, camping and canoeing. He and Marcia loved taking day trips to explore the beauty of Maine and especially loved the coast of Maine. He also enjoyed reading, jazz music, and Maine humor. He is survived by his brothers William (Barbara) of Bangor and Jeff (Joanne) of Jefferson; sons Scott (Megan Landry) of Gorham and Michael of Centreville, Va.; grandchildren Sean, Rebecca, Carter and Isabelle; and great-granddaughter Lily. Keith was predeceased by his wife Marcia (Fuller) and daughter Laurie of Columbus. A celebration of life will be held on June 11, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Waterville Unitarian Universalist Church on Silver Street. Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.
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