Frank C. Cook IV

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COOK FRANK CUMMINGS COOK, IV Of The World The well renowned Herbalist, Frank Cummings "Cookie" Cook IV, 46, passed away, Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at Mission Memorial Campus. He was born in Washington, DC on June 9, 1963, the son of Frank and Kathryn Kenerick Cook of Bethesda, MD. Frank attended Kinnick High School in Japan and then went on to become an alumnus of Duke University and Shumacher School in England. He was a great mentor, teacher, guide, brother, and friend to thousands of people around the world. So many have been touched and influenced by his passionate and dedicated teachings of plants and herbal medicine. He has planted seeds in all of us for a better future and knows that these seeds will now grow to the beautiful gardens that he was trying to make the world become. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Kenneth R. Cook of Middletown, MD; sister, Elizabeth Cameron Roth and husband Scott of Bethesda, MD; niece, Colby; and nephews, Kenny, Brian, Steven Cook, and Thomas Scott Roth. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. An online register is available at www.ashevillemortuaryservices.com .

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2009