Grove Lawrence Cook, 83, retired Salt Lake businessman and former chairman of the Utah Liquor Commission, died July 2, 1988, in a Salt Lake hospital of complications from injuries suffered in a fall while golfing.

Until his retirement, Mr. Cook was president and assistant general sales manager of Fisher Baking Co., which in 1967 won the Kaizer Award for the best commercially baked bread in the United States.He was active in the Retail Grocers Association and the Utah Restaurant Association and was chairman of the liquor commission from 1969-71. He was director of the National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association, 1969-70, and honorary chairman of the Utah March of Dimes in 1969. He served on the board of the United Cerebral Palsy Association.

Mr. Cook was born June 22, 1905, in San Francisco. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Salt Lake Country Club. He was a member of St. Ambrose Parish, Catholic Church.