Arizona Daily Star
June 30, 2012
Alan Cohen 84, born
February 7, 1928 in Portland, Oregon, peacefully passed away surrounded
by his family on June 28, 2012.
Predeceased by parents, Morris and Regina Cohen; brother, Edwin Cohen
and son-in-law, David Woods.
Al was the beloved husband of Leatrice with whom he shared 56 years of
marriage. Also survived by children, Carin Woods, David Cohen, Scott Cohen
and grandchildren, Aaron Woods, Hilary Cohen, Brooke Cohen, Carl Cohen,
Benjamin Cohen and sister-in-law, Ilaine Cohen.
Al graduated from Lincoln High School in Portland and from the University
of Oregon in 1949 where he played baseball for four years and was elected
team captain in 1949. He played professional baseball with the Cleveland
Indians organization and for the old Tucson Cowboys during the 1950's.
He was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, a 50 year member of the
Oasis Lodge number 52, Scottish Rite, Sabbar Shriner and a 30 year past
member of the Tucson Conquistadors. He started his own independent insurance
agency in 1960.
Al was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather who will be
greatly missed. "The flag is in the hole on the 18th green."
Many thanks to Dr. Thomas Brown, his excellent staff and all the chemo
nurses at the Arizona Cancer Center for their compassionate care over
the last 3½ years and to Pam A and staff of Casa de la Luz for
their tender supportive care during Al's last days.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, July 1, 2012 at EVERGREEN
MORTUARY, N. Oracle Rd. & W. Miracle Mile.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Congregation Anshei Israel,
5550 E. 5th St., Tucson, AZ 85711; Arizona Cancer Center, 3838 N. Campbell
Ave., P.O. Box 245219, Tucson, AZ 85719 or the Beth Stern Memorial Fund
at the Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River, Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718.