Arthur C. Cohen

Time of Service:

11:15am, Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Place of Service:

Riverside Memorial Chapel
"Art", died in the early morning of Sunday, March 15th with his wife Eve Imberman Cohen by his side. He was 75. A dedicated father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin, Art was an iconoclast and extrovert, a raconteur and occasional provocateur who delighted in spirited evenings and debates. An avid train buff and lifelong student of military history, he possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of long-forgotten railways and the battlefields of WWII - his great passion. A graduate in history from the University of Wisconsin, he later earned an MBA from Columbia, and spent most of his career as a business and real property appraiser. He was a Member of the Appraisal Institute for 38 years, mentored dozen of appraisers, and taught financial aspects of real estate at Baruch College. A lifelong sports fan, he thrilled in watching the Yankees and Jets, treasuring Super Bowl III most of all. Art suffered through a host of illnesses and maladies in his lifetime, and remained steadfast and resolute in the face of challenges. He was a courageous, kind, warm, funny, highly intelligent, and sensitive man whose spirit and good humor touched hundreds of people in his lifetime. We will always remember the great "ACC." He is survived by his wife of 49 years, his sons Dan and Alex Cohen, his daughters-in-law Emily Thall and Lauren Shapiro Cohen, his three grandchildren Sydney, Raphael, and Milena, and dozens of family members and close friends. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at North Shore-LIJ, 350 Community Dr., Manhasset, NY 11030 or the University of Wisconsin. -
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