Maxwell Andrew Cook died Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Escondido. He was born in San Diego County and lived there most of his life. He was raised in Poway and graduated from Poway High School. His love of animals led him to volunteer for a summer at the (then) Wild Animal Park. He attended Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix with a goal to attain the rank of Certified Master Mechanic, which he nearly achieved. He went on to work for Nissan in Poway and in Burien, Washington. Max was fond of old cars and bought an old Chevy to restore one day. He was often called upon by his friends and family to assist in car repairs, and was happy to lend a hand whenever possible.
A passionate fan of hockey, particularly the Detroit Redwings, Max often wore their red jersey. You can find the stylized Detroit “D” on many of his possessions. He coached youth hockey in Escondido and often played on an adult team. He also liked music and occasionally played bass in the skate punk band “The Danger Field”. Max enjoyed history, philosophy and politics and was a gregarious, sociable guy: many people called him “friend”.
Max was a caring Dad, a loving Son, a good friend to those who knew him. He is survived by his parents, Donald and Barbara Cook, his brother, Ben Cook, his son, Maxwell Cook Jr., his grandmother, Martha Kish and numerous aunts and uncles who mourn with us.
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