John B. Cooke, age 72, passed away peacefully at home Saturday Jan. 6, 2018, after a hard battle with cancer.

He was born and grew up in Rocky Hill, Conn. He attended the University of Maine in Orono, where he majored in history and met his wife, Gail. For 34 years he was a dedicated and caring teacher at Lubec, Georges Valley, and Medomak Valley high schools. He loved the out-of-doors and was an avid sportsman.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Cooke, and his son, Ian Cooke, and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

A gathering to remember John will be held at a later date.