In Memory

Darwin J. Cook

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09/15/16 02:16 PM #1    

William Coy Cox

I knew, and was friends with, Darwin since about the fourth grade at Corbett Grade School. He was athletic, even though he didn't play organized sports, and easy going. I recall that he had a lot of friends and I'm sure that they all miss him. I was notified by Tom Tucker of Darwin's death at the time, and read his obituary that had a picture of him wearing a cowboy hat. I have done a reasonable amount of research and have not been able to find that obit on the internet. Darwin was a veteran and I remember when he was sent to Viet Nam. He was a member of the American Legion in Tucson. Like a lot of people, Darwin and I lost track of each other over the years but I will always remember playing, and sometimes fighting, with him. He was a good guy.

09/15/16 03:08 PM #2    

Vincent Eugene SanAngelo

Bill I remember something about him changing his last name? When I saw his picture in the obituary it was not Cook!

09/15/16 03:17 PM #3    

Vincent Eugene SanAngelo

Bill u will find him under Darwin J Foster! I just looked at the obituary

09/15/16 03:34 PM #4    

Thomas Kelly

I also knew Darwin from high school. We cruised Speedway and Johnnies. He had a girlfriend named Carol King??

When he returned from Vietnam he bought a Chevy Nova which, I believe. had a 396 engine.

Darwin was a good friend during my high school and college years.

I lost contact with him when I entered the Navy.


09/15/16 07:55 PM #5    

Charles K. O'Dowd

Darwin was one of the bad asses who was really a pussy cat, kinda like Vince San Angelo. He was always z very loyal friend

09/15/16 10:28 PM #6    

Daniel Edward White

Like Bill Cox, I too have fond memories (although fading) of playground time and sports with Darwin at Corbett Elementary. We were never close "buddies" and went different ways as we became teenagers -- but we still maintain the bonding from our younger "growing up" days. Once I enlisted into the US Army in 1968 we lost contact. Thank you for the fond memories of our childhood and for your service to our country. Rest in Peace fellow Warrior.

09/16/16 03:25 PM #7    

William Coy Cox

Vince was right. Darwin's obit is under the name Darwin J Foster. I remember that he had  a couple of different names while growing up. His home life was a little different, I guess. Here is the obit from the Ariz. Daily Star that I remembered:

Darwin J. Foster 12/3/1946 – 8/15/2010 Darwin was an Arizona native and will be missed by many family and close friends. Darwin is survived by his son, Jentry Foster; granddaughter, Chloe Olson; sister, Kathy Tyler and his partner in love, Diana Koob. Darwin served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the Moose Lodge. Darwin was also very proud to be a past officer of the American Legion 109. Until the time of his illness, he was the commander of the Vietnam Combat Zone Vets, which he helped form. He is preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Bean. Please join us in a Celebration of Darwin J. Foster's life to be held at the American Legion, Post 109 S. Houghton, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2010. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel. - See more at:


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