Jay Francis Cook
Cook, Jay Francis of Lithia, Florida passed away on June 12, 2023. He was surrounded by family and his loving wife of 8 years, Nancy, holding his hand. Born in Flushing, NY and grew up in Oyster Bay, NY, Jay graduated from Northwestern University with a Journalism degree and then went on to Indiana University School of Law to earn his Doctorate of Jurisprudence; practicing real estate law when he joined Dorsey & Whitney LLP in 1973 and became a partner in the firm in 1979 until 2007 when he moved to Naples, FL where he continued to practice law until he passed. Jay's memory will be cherished by his wife, Nancy; son, Christopher; stepdaughters, Laurie (Alan) and Leslie; six grandchildren, Camden, Lukas, Noah, Jude, Mason, and Mila; his siblings, Bruce (Anne), Ann (Paul), Peter, Barbara (Dennis) and many nieces and nephews. Jay is predeceased by his parents: Frank G Cook and Adrienne M (Weiss). Jay enjoyed traveling with Nancy, playing golf and most of all loved spending time with his family and friends. Visitation will be held at Serenity Meadows 6919 Providence Road, Riverview, FL on June 27th, 2023, from 4:00-7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on June 28th, 2023, at 10:30AM; St. Stephen Catholic Church, 10118 St. Stephen Circle, Riverview, FL. Burial will immediately follow at Serenity Meadows, 6919 Providence Road, Riverview, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jay's memory to Lung Cancer Foundation of America: lcfamerica.org.
Published on June 21, 2023