Woody Cohen

Woody Cohen passed away peacefully January 13, 2014 at the age of 85. Woody was a devoted loving husband and father. He will be forever cherished and missed by his family. He was a friend to all and was known for his cheerful, helpful and caring nature. His kindness, positive outlook and love of life will be greatly missed. Woody graduated from Springfield College in Massachusetts in 1951 and served honorably in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. Woody married the love of his life, Dee, on the CBS nationally televised show "Bride and Groom" on August 19, 1953. They enjoyed 60 very happy years together. He was the Physical Education Director at the Tucson Jewish Community Center for 10 years. He later owned and operated Woody's Sporting Goods for 26 years. Woody served and supported many community organizations and was a Past President of the Tucson Executives Association and an active member of the Tucson Association of Executives. Woody is survived by his wife, Dee; daughter, Sherri; son, Robby; sister-in-law, Rhoda (Bill) Minor and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arizona Daily Star Sportsmen's Fund, Tucson Chapter or Parent Aid Child Abuse Prevention Center in Tucson. A Private Service will be held with the family.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 26, 2014