Derek Patrick Crook, 46, of Fargo, ND passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at his home.
Derek was born on March 29, 1972 in Winchester, KY. at Clark Co. Hospital to Joseph R. Crook and Bridgett A. Parsons.
Derek was a graduate of East Providence High School and attended the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina majoring in Fine Arts and Art History.
Derek was employed by Michael Orchard Studios and Classic Glass, building and designing stain glass windows. He also worked with Richard Szeits on a 1998 sculpture commemorating the Red River Flood in Grand Forks. Derek also worked as a freelance artist creating many works in the Fargo area.
Derek was an avid Naturalist and appreciated the many splendors of nature and all of her creatures. Derek was well known for his proficiency and love for intellectual challenges and love of participating in games such as Jeopardy, Trivia and other knowledge based games.
Derek is survived by his parents, Joseph R. Crook and Bridget A. Parsons, his sister, Bridgett “Bridie” Crook Robertson, his step mother, Rachel A. Crook, his brother -in-law, Joseph Robertson, his nieces and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
We will forever treasure and remember Derek’s quick wit, great sense of humor, infectious laugh and his kind and generous heart.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 12:00 PM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 11:00 – 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions in Derek’s memory to the Rhode Island SPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside , RI 02915 would be deeply appreciated.