James Malcolm "Jim" Cook, Age: 73
Jan 5, 1946 -- Feb 5, 2019

 

James (Jim) Malcolm Cook, age 73, of Shawnee, KS, passed away February 5, 2019, at the Shawnee PARC nursing home in Overland Park, KS.

Jim was born January 5, 1946, in Topeka, KS, the son of Delmer Edwin and Ruby Pearle (Hutchins) Cook. On November 23, 1967, he married Eva Cynthia Lord of Richardson, TX. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas University in Lawrence, KS, graduating in 1968. He applied his degree to research of ground penetrating radar systems at Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX, from 1968 through 1972. He later worked at power utility companies in Colorado and Missouri before being hired as a Staff Consulting Engineer at Crown Center Redevelopment, a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc., in 1978. In this position, he provided assessments on lighting and power requirements in Hallmark’s factories and stores before retiring in 2013.

Jim was an active member of the Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and the Antique Wireless Association (AWA); he wrote many articles regarding early broadcasting and radio equipment for the AWA’s self-titled publication. In his spare time, Jim liked to collect and trade early 20th-century radios, radio parts including vacuum tubes and tube testers, and broadcasting magazines. One of his fondest memories was fixing a pre-World War II Silvertone cabinet radio for his grandfather-in-law.

Jim is survived by his wife, Eva; sister Kate Lawrence of Denver, CO; children Susan Elaine Cook of Shawnee, KS, Walter James Cook of Mission, KS, and Theron Robert Cook of Eugene, OR; grandchildren Nora Valentine Cook of Mission, KS, and Orion Alexander Cook of Eugene, OR; and many other loving relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 13, at Porter Funeral Home in Lenexa, KS. An informal visitation and remembrance begin at 5:30 p.m. to be followed by a short service at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Diabetes Association; the Linda Hall Library on the UMKC campus in Kansas City, MO; or your local NPR or PBS station.



Condolences

Samanthia Slaight Feb 08 ,2019

Sister in law ,Richardson ,Texas

My sincere sympathy to you all. Jim will be missed. I always will remember our little talks that we would have. I always left learning something new. I will miss those conversations.

Shirley Cowen Driscoll Feb 10 ,2019

Classmate K through 12th grade ,Rossville ,Kansas

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I remember meeting Eva at THS class reunions. Prayers for the family. 🙏

Jan Perney Feb 11 ,2019

Fellow student at THS ,Evanston ,Illinois

I was surprised to hear of Jim's death reported by the THS website. I met Jim in Physics class at THS and admired his interest and abilities in the Physical Sciences. My regards to his family at this time of great loss.

Steve Carpenter Feb 12 ,2019

friend ,Ouwerkerk, The Netherlands

Jim and I lived on the same street in Topeka and he introduced me to amateur radio in the early 60's. I was best man at his and Eva's wedding, and we kept in touch during the past 47 years despite living abroad. Frances and I will miss Jim as he was a gentle and loyal friend.

Jane Ray Feb 12 ,2019

C0-Worker at Hallmark Cards ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I am very sorry for the loss of Jim. He was such a nice man that was always kind and friendly. He was a joy to work with and his presence in this world will be missed greatly. Heart felt prayers for the family. May God's peace fill your hearts as you move through this very tender time. Jane Ray Administrative Assistant Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Event:
Celebration of Life
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St.
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Feb 13 ,2019
Time:
5:30 PM
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Event:
Memorial Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St.
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Feb 13 ,2019
Time:
6:30 PM
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