302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Dr. G. Leigh Cook

Dr. G. Leigh Cook, age 76, passed away surrounded by his family at home in Wilmington, Delaware on March 19, 2020.  Dr. Cook attended Brandywine High School, Class of 1962, then acquired a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the College of Wooster, Ohio in 1966.  In 1970, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine with the degree DMD.

After graduation, Dr. Cook immediately entered the United States Air Force as a Dentist, and was stationed in Tokyo, Japan and Nakhon Phanom, Thailand from 1970-1973.  His time spent overseas was often reminisced.  Most notably, he loved treating local people with dental services from a raft on the Mekong River, and teaching English in Japan. Then he was based for 4 years at Travis Air Force Base in California.  He later retired from the Air Force as a Major.

He opened his first dental office in Middletown, Delaware with his brother, Dr. Jeff Cook, and another office in Christiana, Delaware in 1984 to further serve the community.  In 2010, Dr. Cook and his daughter, Dr. Megan L. Cook, formed Cook Family Dentistry located in Middletown, serving the community for decades.  Dr. Cook’s other daughter, Robin, worked at the practice as an office manager, and additionally as a hygienist.

Dr. Cook enjoyed sunsets in Avalon, NJ, conversations with anyone he met, long dinners with a good cocktail, and discussing the stock market. He was a lifelong member of the ADA and the Delaware State Dental Society, 26 year member of the Avalon Yacht Club in Avalon, NJ, and was the Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the completely volunteer committee of Wells Memorial Presbyterian Church in Avalon, NJ for 28 years.

Dr. Cook is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Anne (formerly Laggner), brother, Dr. Jeff Cook, of Wilmington, DE, daughter Robin Patel and husband Eric of Wilmington, DE, daughter Dr. Megan Cook Bajlovic and husband Mirko of Newark, DE, and 4 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at pulomnaryfibrosis.org.


Funeral Services

A memorial service will be held in the near future at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE after the COVID-19 restrictions are cancelled.


    Deb & Bob Fuchs lit a candle and writes,
    We are so very sorry. He’s such a wonderfully kind person. Prayers for all his family. 😢
    03/23/2020 02:45 pm
    Robert Erdody lit a candle and writes,
    Ann, sorry to read about Leigh's passing. I remember the good times at Wells and your Avalon home. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Bob Erdody
    03/23/2020 02:53 pm
    Virginia Bonk writes,
    Megan and Robin - I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I was hoping he could get through this. He was my dentist for many years. My thoughts are with you and your family. Gini Bonk
    03/23/2020 03:34 pm
    Timothy Williams lit a candle and writes,
    Megan and Robin I am so sorry to hear about your father . he had been my dentist for over 30yrs he was a wonderful person.i am going to missed him, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Timothy williams
    03/25/2020 10:33 pm
    Leslie Cole writes,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Dr. Cook’s passing, he was such a kind and gentle person. He will be missed by many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy, Leslie Cole
    03/26/2020 06:58 am
    Vivian Sandkamp lit a candle and writes,
    I worked for Dr. Cook for many years. I am very sorry for your loss.
    03/26/2020 01:27 pm
    Loretta clark lit a candle and writes,
    So sorry for your loss Dr Cook was a great guy so funny Jim loved him even with all the things he always found wrong with him teeth . What a funny guy and always treated you like a friend Prayers go out to the family and lots of hugs Loretta Clark
    03/26/2020 07:25 pm
    Carol Mayhart writes,
    I am so sorry for your loss. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. My son and I have been patients of Dr. Cook's for close to 30 years. Always so kind, we will miss him dearly. Carol Mayhart and Dan Rozman
    03/27/2020 04:34 pm
    Tara & Dave Dalik writes,
    We are very sad to hear of your loss, please know that our family is praying for you...Dave, Tara, Molly & Erin Dalik
    03/28/2020 09:51 am
    Gaye Council lit a candle and writes,
    Dr. Megan, my sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. Keeping you in prayer...Gaye
    03/29/2020 12:47 pm
    Mark Daliessio writes,
    I was saddened to hear that Dr. Cook passed away. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.
    03/31/2020 11:48 am
    Melissa Finch lit a candle and writes,
    My deepest condolences to the Cook family. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Cook a few times and he was always so pleasant and happy!! I am certain he impacted the lives of those he met.
    04/19/2020 03:55 pm

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