John W. Cook, 53, of Medina County, passed away on May 9, 2023, with his loving wife Tracy by his side.
John was born in Akron, Ohio on July 19, 1969, to John C. Eshack and the late Linda M. Cook. After graduating from Copley High School in 1987, he went on to study at The University of Cincinnati and later enlisted in the United States Army. John met Tracy during their high school years at Copley. They married in December of 2002 and went on to have two children, Cassidy and Carter. They were his world.
John successfully built from the ground up a fitness and mixed martial arts gym, Evolve, which was truly special. He left his mark on every person who walked through those doors. He turned boys and girls into men and women, mentored many, and was passionate about helping others believe in themselves to achieve their goals. He created an unbreakable bond with his Evolve family that was near and dear to our hearts.
He had fond memories of growing up with his stepbrothers and stepsister; Steve, Markus, and Joanette. He fiercely loved his wife and children, adored and loved spending time with his family to include his sister-in-law Kelly (Aaron), brother-in-law Scott (Zara) and all of his nieces and nephews; Austin, Megan (Justin), Jenna, Colin, Emmi, Luke, Addi, and Trish.
He was preceded in death by his mother Linda Cook, grandparents, John and Majorie Eshack, and his nina, Maria Cook.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Tracy (McCool), his daughter Cassidy, son Carter, father John, "second mom and dad" Pam and Jerry McCool, stepmother Patti and many aunts and uncles.
The family will receive guests on Friday, May 19, 2023 from 4-8pm and Saturday, May 20th from 9-10:30am with a Celebration of Life service beginning at 10:30am at Grace Church 754 Ghent Road Akron, Ohio 44333.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in John's honor to Hospice of the Western Reserve at hospicewr.org
To send flowers
to the family, please visit our floral store.