From George Pew by way of Hart and Gill Perry:
We are very sorry to pass on this tragic note received yesterday (Monday) from NRF Trustee George Pew:
I am very saddened by having to report that John Cooke died today from liver cancer. He was diagnosed last August, but failed rapidly over the past six weeks. Arrangements have not yet been made. He was a great friend to all of us and to rowing.
We will keep you informed when we receive information regarding arrangements.
Hart & Gillian Perry
John was Secretary of the National Rowing Foundation, a veteran ref, and a member of the 1956 Yale/US Olympic gold medal eight.