Alan Augustus Cook II
Alan Augustus Cook II died peacefully at his home in Sanibel, Fl. on November 22, 2021 at age 76. He was surrounded by his loving family following a brief battle with cancer.
Alan and his wife, Toni McGonegal Cook resided in Brighton, NY for 16 years, where he was Senior Vice President of RBC Wealth Management. Mr. Cook had a distinguished career in the financial industry that spanned 50 years. It began with American Express serving primarily in the Far East. He later joined Merrill Lynch, Prudential Securities and Chase Manhattan Bank before relocating to Rochester with Tucker Anthony. He was a recipient of the prestigious RBC President and Chairman’s Council Award for over a decade.
Mr. Cook was a member of the Country Club of Rochester. He also loved spending time at the beloved family home on Cook’s Point, Canandaigua Lake, sailing his vintage Star or cruising in his classic Chris-Craft boat. He will be remembered for his many DIY projects for which he had no training. He loved driving his John Deere tractor with a box bungeed by the side, so his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Casey could ride along.
If you ever sat down to dinner with him, you were sure to hear about the Canandaigua Mound Builders. A history book might make it to the table, with his many excited hand motions to tell the story. Besides being a history buff, a DIY guy, and an antique boat enthusiast, Alan was also a father. His children could tell you of his “special” sense of humor, and the many pranks played over the years.
Mr. Cook was born in Lancashire, England on July 4, 1945. His father, Alan S. Cook of Rochester NY, was an Air Force pilot who married Patricia Y. Cook of London, England during World War II.
He graduated from Rutgers University, and received his Master’s degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Ma.
In addition to his wife of 31 years Mr. Cook is survived by his 3 children Alan Augustus III (Giovanna), Eric G. Cook (Caterina), and Kristen Cook White (Eric) of Rochester NY; his stepsons, Brett McGonegal (Nadine) of Water Mill, NY & Christopher McGonegal (Amy) of Brick, New Jersey; 8 grandchildren; a brother, Robert Cook of Beverly, NJ, and sister Katharine Cook of Westport, CT
A graveside memorial service will be held in the summer at Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua, NY.
Donations in Alan A. Cook’s memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. You can also give online at Donate.HopeHCS.org