Montville - Christopher John Cook, 28, of Uncasville, passed away unexpectedly in Portland, on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.
He was born in Norwich on Jan. 22, 1984 to John and Tina (Cook) Guetens. Christopher graduated from Montville High School in 2002. He then went on to receive his associate's degree from Three Rivers Community College. He was currently employed at Burhoe Landscaping in Unionville.
Chris loved spending time using his many mechanical talents. A true Mr. Fix It, Chris could always be counted on to lend a helping hand to friends and family. He also loved being outdoors, amateur photography and spending time with the many close friends that he had made throughout high school. His smile, sense of humor and dedication to his family and friends will be sorely missed by all.
Besides his loving parents, he is survived by brothers, Bryan and Tyler Guetens of Uncasville; a grandmother, Ellie Beetham-Ward of Uncasville; and a grandfather, John E. Guetens Jr. of Cheshire. He also leaves behind uncle Scott Cook of Uncasville, uncle James Cook of Oakdale, uncle Vern Guetens of Cheshire; friend to grandfather, Edward A. Cook, Pat Leonard of Lebanon; as well as many cousins.
He is predeceased by grandparents, Edward A. Cook, John E. Beetham Sr., James E. Ward, and Evelyn J. Guetens; as well as several aunts and uncles.
Family and friends may visit from 9 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Norwich New London Tpke., Uncasville. Burial will immediately follow at Comstock Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Christopher's honor to the Christopher Cook Scholarship fund, c/o Montville High School, 800 Old Colchester Road, Oakdale, CT 06370.
Please visit www.montvillefuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the Guetens family.
Published in The Day on Aug. 24, 2012