Date of Birth: August 30, 1924
Date of Death: June 21, 2019
June 23, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - B'Nai Sholom Congregation
June 23, 2019 - 2:00 PM - B'Nai Sholom Congregation
DAVID COHEN, 94 of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Friday, June 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was a strong man, who never complained about any of his health issues. He was born August 30, 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Joe H. and Sarah Cohen, and moved to Huntington, W.Va., when he was one week old. He attended Buffington, Oley and Huntington High School. He sold newspapers downtown as a child. David served in the U.S. Army 2nd World War in Guam for three years. After returning home from the service, David and Mack Webb opened their pawn business in July, 1949, which was Mack and Daves. They were lifelong friends and partners until Mr. Webb’s death. David enjoyed his work and his employees, which numbered 45 to 50 employees who were part of his family. Many were with him for more than 45 years. He worked until he was 92-years-old. Peggy Morris was his bookkeeper and confidant, was always there for him. A special thanks goes to her and all his employees. David was a long time member of the Elks Club, Lions Club, American Legion, VFW, B’nai Brith, B’nai Sholom, AUB Association, Big Green Club, Chamber of Commerce, Huntington Main Street, Park Board, Guyan Country Club and secretary of Glenns Sporting Goods. David was elected to the Huntington Wall of Fame in 2014. David was an avid Marshall football fan and traveled to many sporting events. He is also preceded in death by two brothers; Sol Cohen and James Cohen; and a sister; Edythe Sonz. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life and soulmate, Marilyn; his daughter Judy, who resides in a special needs school in Miami, Florida; his daughter Jan (Albert) Cohen of Miami, Florida; two grandchildren, Brad (Catherine) Cohen of Atlanta, Georgia, Courtney (Brian) Rechtman of Boca Raton, Florida and great-grandson Austin Rechtman; and one sister, Sylvia Sapinsley. He was also blessed with wonderful nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the excellent healthcare staff and administration of the Woodlands. They would also like to thank Dr. Mark Newfeld, Eric Newfeld and Jackie Jackson, for their support and care; they also appreciate the excellent care he received at St. Mary’s Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to B’nai Sholom, 949 10th Ave, Huntington, WV 25701; or the Woodlands Benevolence Fund, One Bradley Foster Drive Huntington, WV 25701. A service for David Cohen will be Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM at B’nai Sholom by Rabbi Jean Eglinton. A visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until service time. Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery.
From: Bridget Sheils Jun 21 2019 9:41PM Marilyn & family — I was so sorry to read the news that Davey had passed. You both are such wonderful, generous, lovely friends to my family. I know my mom would love to be here for you at this time and will be so upset to miss the service on the 23rd. Sending love to you all. — Bridget From: Troy Holcomb Jun 22 2019 10:52AM I knew Mr. Cohen mainly through my uncle, Mr. Opie McCallister, to which they were friends. Mr. Cohen was a very good man, whom I respected very much. My condolences to the Cohen family and may you always have cherished memories. From: Catherine Peeler Jun 22 2019 11:52AM To Ms. Marilyn, Jan, and family, I wish to express my deepest sympathies for your loss. Mr. Dave was such a gentle, kind, generous man will be missed by all who knew him. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Cathy Owens Peeler From: Linda Shaver (Darrell) Jun 22 2019 4:31PM So sorry for your loss Marilyn. Davey was special in many ways to me My prayers and thoughts are sent your way. From: Paul & Misty Workman Jun 22 2019 6:58PM Cohen Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dave was a good friend to our family. May the Lord hold you close and comfort you during this time. Take comfort in your memories.
From: Kathy Miller Huffer Jun 22 2019 11:44PM Hi Marilyn, I am so sorry to hear about Dave as I worked with Judy in your home when she was 5 years old. You are a Beautiful family and hope you and Judy will be well.