William Burrall Cook

July 12, 1935 - June 9, 2014 William Burrall Cook died suddenly on June 9 just short of his 79th birthday. He was born in Los Angeles, the son of Thomas Lyons Cook and Margaret Burrall Cook. When he was just a boy, his mother married his step-father, Graham Sterling. Bill attended Harvard School and went on to Stanford University. His education was interrupted by a two-year stint in the navy, after which he eventually graduated from Occidental College. He settled into a long career as a Senior Project Manager with Hughes Aircraft Company, Space and Communication Group. He was a long-time member of Newport Harbor Yacht Club, a member of the Cruising Club of America and a former member of La Grulla Gun Club. He is survived by his wife Juli and two children, Charles Cook and Margaret Broglio, and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. Services are pending.

Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 18 to June 22, 2014