Malcolm William Cook

October 24, 1944January 18, 2013


Suddenly on Friday, January 18, 2013, Malcolm W. Cook went home to be with the Lord. He was the loving husband of Linda L. Cook, loving father of Kristina Aldridge (John) and Douglas Cook (Janine) and "Pop Pop" to four wonderful grandchildren: Micah, Caleb, Jessica and Molly. He is also survived by a sister, Barb Mullen, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Larry and Tammy Waitsman, and mother-in-law, Virginia Risdon. Malcolm was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Weymouth and Middleboro, Massachusetts. A graduate of Middleboro High School, he attended Babson College, receiving a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. He entered the Navy in 1965, attending Officer Candidate School in Athens, Georgia, and was deployed to Viet Nam. Returning from Viet Nam, he worked at the Navy Audit. Honorably discharged from the Navy, Malcolm passed the CPA exam and worked for Alexander Grant, Kirwan and Company and finally, his own practice, Malcolm W. Cook, CPA. He was an active member of Columbia Baptist Church, serving as a deacon and member of the finance and personnel committees. He worked with the youth of the church for many years, teaching puppetry and cooking for numerous mission trips. He was a founding member of CrossLink International, a non-profit that sent medical supplies to developing countries, and served on the board of the Falls Church Winter Shelter. Services will be held on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crosslink Memphis, 200 East Parkway North, Memphis, TN 38112.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 26, 2013

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David K. Manna Capital

March 6, 2013

I just heard about Mr. Cook's passing, I am very sorry for your loss. He was an incredibly wonderful human being and enjoying having gotten to know him. GOD BLESS YOU & your Family.

Paul Sturges

February 6, 2013

Mrs Cook, Kristy, Doug and family-
So saddened to hear about you loss. I still remember the puppet shows from nearly 40 years ago as well as the omnipresent smile like he knew what some us were up to. We will continue to pray for your family.

January 31, 2013

Dear Linda and family, It was with shock and disbelief that we heard the news of Malcolm's death. Our hearts break for you! We enjoyed working along side you two during the years we were at CBC. We are especially appreciative of the years he and you served in the singles ministry. I remember one funny time at a Halloween party at our house, You two came as 'Two Sheets in the Wind'. You kept your identity a secret until the last minutes of the party. What a Hoot!!
Malcolm was always a strong, quiet influence, someone you could depend upon. He was sincere and true. We are so thankful God put him in our lives.
Please know we will be keeping the family in our prayers as you adjust to life without him. Please keep in touch.
With heartfelt sympathy,
The Brymer Family (Gene, Rosalind, Juli and Gina)
1223 Morning Shore Drive
Lexington, SC 29072

William Maixner

January 28, 2013

I was fortunate to work with Mr. Cook on the new Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic. He was an excellent individual to work with, and an advocate for Veterans in the area. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

January 27, 2013

Dear Linda and Virginia Lee,
We are so sad to learn of Malcolm's passing. I will be in touch very soon. I just want to come and share with you in person. So sorry I have not been able to get to see you. Our love and prayers, MaryAlice and Carey (Corder)

Harvey and Sharon McCone

January 27, 2013

Nancy and Curt had called us about Malcom. Sharon and I are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Malcolm was a true servant for the Lord, but always behind the scene. I admired his rare talent of intellect and leadership combined with his compassion for others. Both of you have made an impact on our spiritual lives at a critical time and we will always consider it an honor to have served along side of Malcolm.

Read 1Peter 1:3-9 to be comforted of Malcom's new hope in Christ and his eternal inheritance with Christ.

We will be returning to NV in late March, staying at Bull Run Park, for 6 months. We will talk with you soon and we will continue to lift up you and the family,

Harvey and Sharon McCone
703 343 3583/3582

January 27, 2013

Having known Malcolm as a classmate and friend since the mid 1950's, it isn't easy to say good bye. He will be missed. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Shannon Waitsman

January 26, 2013

Im so sorry to hear about Malcolm. The boys and I will remember him as being so kind and funny. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Shannon, Tristin, Adin and Ethan Waitsman

Michael Sciulla

January 26, 2013

The CPA with a "twinkle in his eye" is how I would describe Malcolm Cook. Our CPA for 20+ years, Malcolm brought a great sense of calmness to an otherwise stressful annual chore. Our family will miss his smiling face - well captured in the photo above.

Tom Robbins

January 26, 2013

I will really miss Malcolm. He was a great guy that I really enjoyed working with. I was shocked when I heard he passed away.