Jonesport – Charles H. Cook Jr., 84, died April 5, 2004, at a Bangor hospital, He was born July 3, 1919, at Saugus, Mass., the son of Charles H. and Gladys (Dunham) Cook. Charles’s college career steered him into the world of education. He taught English in New York_at Sampson College and in Maine at Colby. However his remaining career was spent at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., where, after a few years he became head of the English department until his retirement in the ’70s. He found Jonesport, and decided he and his wife, Marie, would retire on the beautiful coast of Maine, “Vacationland,” where his children and other relatives and friends would visit, sometimes for the whole summer. He often single-handedly sailed his 22-foot sloop, the Endeavour (reminiscent of Captain James Cook), in Englishman Bay and sometimes he would circle Roque Island or head to Moosabec Reach to moor at the marina in Jonesport. Among his many interests were animals, his kitties who “owned” him, and also the wild raccoons that visited his deck and enjoyed being hand fed dog food. He always remembered Rosey, a reddish-colored raccoon who came with her huge family, and Nosey, who had lost her nose in a hunter’s trap and Tripod, obviously another trap victim. They visited the deck several summer seasons in a row for their handouts. He is survived by a daughter, Carole Donovan and her husband, Stuart, of Jonesport; a brother, Leon Cook of Laconia, N.H.; and a sister, Bernice Sarno of Ogunquit; and nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, at the Bay View Cemetery, Jonesport, with Pastor George Woodward officiating. In lieu of flowers, he would wish that donations be made to the Ark Animal Shelter, Barber Lane, Cherryfield, ME 04622. A memorial register is available on line at Legacy.com. Arrangements are in the care of Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, Machias.