This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, David Cooke 46 years old , born on June 21, 1972 and passed away on February 12, 2019. We will remember him forever.
Posted by MELODY PATTERSON on February 21, 2020
You have been gone a year now and everyday I still think of you and wish you where here with us. I will forever miss you, your laugh, your smile and just you.
Posted by MELODY PATTERSON on December 5, 2019
Today your sister lost her Fiona and was struck with such sadness, she said to me why Melody why?? this has been the worst year ever I lost both of my brothers my dad and now my Fiona, all I could say was I am sorry and she isn't in anymore pain but up there with your brothers and as much as David loved cats and we all know how he was I am sure he was there to guild her to heaven. Please pray for Julie she is heartbroken and needs prayer to help her heal.
Posted by MELODY PATTERSON on December 5, 2019
I am now starting to add photos and stories to keep David's memory alive. Please only write kind and happy moments.
Posted by MELODY PATTERSON on March 22, 2019
I will not be adding photos as per David's wishes for people he wanted excluded. Your welcomed to leave a memory or thought but we will not be adding photo's till everything is resolved. Thank You for your understanding.

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Posted by MELODY PATTERSON on February 21, 2020
You have been gone a year now and everyday I still think of you and wish you where here with us. I will forever miss you, your laugh, your smile and just you.
Posted by MELODY PATTERSON on December 5, 2019
Today your sister lost her Fiona and was struck with such sadness, she said to me why Melody why?? this has been the worst year ever I lost both of my brothers my dad and now my Fiona, all I could say was I am sorry and she isn't in anymore pain but up there with your brothers and as much as David loved cats and we all know how he was I am sure he was there to guild her to heaven. Please pray for Julie she is heartbroken and needs prayer to help her heal.
Posted by MELODY PATTERSON on December 5, 2019
I am now starting to add photos and stories to keep David's memory alive. Please only write kind and happy moments.
his Life

David Richard Cooke

Hello everyone I want to start off by saying making one of these pages is never ever easy or wanted, but I will say helping with the making of this page has helped in the grieving of a loved one and in our case David. 

Let me start off with I met David back in 1987 at the front doors of Greece Athena High School I was walking in and he was standing against the wall in his black leather jacket with his rock t-shirt on and of course smoking a cigarette but as I walked by and as any new student your shy and nervous, well  David was quick to say " Hey newbie whats your name? " and I looked up and said Melody whats yours he said " I am David not Dave but David to you " well he flicked his cig and said where you going? Well I have to go to the office and jokingly or at least I thought he says " Oh i can take you I am in there more then you know" I replied with " you must be trouble" he laughed. As the school year started he was always waiting by the front doors for me and would walk me to class and most of the time waited for me too. As years went on we dated up to 11th grade and we drifted apart but still in touch here and there and we both met different people and married different people but when his marriage ended he got in touch with me but at this point I was living in Florida and felt so helpless in his situation but as David always did he healed and moved on and in time we started talking more and more and years of back and forth talking he was ready to leave Rochester NY he was just tired of the cold and he felt he had his fulfillment with Rochester NY and there wasn't anything else he could gain staying there so he moved, he started off so amazing here and he found a job at the same hospital as me and he did so well everyone loved him and enjoyed his energy, but I ended up going to another hospital just because it was a better situation for me and he was so happy for my gains. Down the road his sister Julie whom I am very close with moved here along with his brother Michael and it was such a joy to be around them and he was so happy his siblings where here with him. David was also a big cat lover and worked with cat shelters and recuse places he had a heart of gold and a love for all cats even going out of his way in wooded areas and feeding them and caring for all of them and 12 years of living here he was a great influence in the cat world helping with catch and release program for thousands of cats. David was a force to be reckoned with and was adored my many people, he made you laugh when you where sad and would give you his last dollar if need be, he was kind, he was important to many including me, he was a friend, a teacher and step-father, a brother and my best friend and life long partner my David and the day he left this world due to health reasons he took a part of me and everyone else that mattered to him. I pray he is watching over all of us and I pray he is guiding me and my kids whom he adored in the right direction. Story the day my son Gavin graduated he was heartbroken David would not be there to watch him but on his graduation I gave him a small medallion to wear of his ashes and as he walked the stage he looked at me and tapped his chest and gave me a wink and after his graduation he said " mom I felt like David was with me as I walked the stage" I smiled and in some weird way I felt David smile too. I would be lying if I didn't say I miss him everyday cause I do miss him more then anything and count the days I will see him again, when he died a part of me died too and words can not describe the pain and heartbreak I feel everyday he isn't with me, but I pray he isn't far and I pray he is always by my side. You are missed David and you are forever in our hearts and mostly in mine forever. I am grateful to have his ashes and have him with me everyday for the rest of my life along with my necklace I wear with his ashes. My David I love you and always will till our hand touch again, Always BG ( Melody). 

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David Richard Cooke

Shared by MELODY PATTERSON on December 4, 2019
Sad news was delivered to us that on November 22nd 2019 David's older brother Michael Cooke passed away in Florida at one of the local hospitals ( I will not comment on location for privacy reason) Michael was 49 years of age. My deepest symphony to his Sister Julie and mother and family and I hope he is at peace now and in no more pain. Michael and David where very close and died 9 months apart from each other, but we all can say we know they are both up there making trouble, laughing and just being Cooke brothers. Rest in peace Michael. 
Shared by Donna Hogue on April 29, 2019

Although I never met David, we would comment on each other's cat pics/post. I belong to a Facebook page Adventures of Alleycat, Pussycat, Guttercat & Mr. Wiggles. I think what I liked the most was his compassion for animals and his words to make you feel better when you were sad. He enjoyed his ferel cats, Mr. P was a huge part of his life. I was shocked to say the least and very sad. I wish the best & lots of strength to his girlfriend, family, friends. RIP David. We all miss you

my heart feel numb

Shared by MELODY PATTERSON on March 19, 2019

I miss him everyday and the days get harder not easier, I wish I could understand why am I waking up and he isn't here? he wasn't suppose to leave but he is gone, I scream at the top of my lungs and ask God why WHY WHY WHY and I feel no real relief instead I feel sad, angry and lost, He was too young and handsome but most of all my David so what now? what do I do who do I have to be there who will love me like him?? why did this happen??? I will always wake up thinking of you and everynight I will close my eyes thinking of you.