COHEN--Richard Norman, son of Janet Goldsmith and Norman M. Cohen, passed away January 2 in Stamford Hospital at the age of 90. Born in New York City, he was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University. His college years were interrupted by his service during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Morocco, Italy and France. Returning to the US, Cohen graduated from Yale University as a member of the Class of 1945. Cohen began a 49-year career in the insurance industry in 1951 with Mass Mutual, ending his career in 2000 as a senior executive for Leonard Newman Agency and Arthur Gallagher & Co. He served on the Board of the New York Times for 12 years from 1960-1972. He also served on the boards of The New Canaan Country School and Silver Hill Hospital. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 39 years, Ann Robertson Cohen, two sons: Daniel Hays (Leah Keith), James Matthew (Barbara Carey), stepson Mark Maxwell Thompson (Marcia Buckley) and seven grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Horizons Student Enrichment Program, P.O. Box 992, New Canaan, CT 06840 or Norwalk Community College Foundation, 188 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854.
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Published in The New York Times on Jan. 5, 2014