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Jesse Kohen

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Jesse Kohen Obituary

Jesse Martin Kohen, 26, died in a single-car accident Oct. 19, 2010.

A memorial service for Jesse will be held at the Pleasant Valley High School (PV) gymnasium on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at 4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Jesse Kohen Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will provide financial assistance to Chico State students working as para-professionals at Loma Vista Elementary School.

Jesse was born in Chico March 2, 1984, and graduated from PV in 2003. For the past three years he worked as an instructional aide at Loma Vista School and PV, and served as an assistant football coach at PV, and an assistant wrestling coach at both Bidwell Jr. High and PV. Jesse was an avid fitness buff, a licensed personal trainer at In-Motion Fitness, and marathon runner. Jesse had a gift with children, and his passion was working with children with disabilities. He was enrolled at Chico State, working towards a Bachelor's degree in adaptive physical education.

Jesse's impact on young athletes inspired them to give 100 percent, and believe in the team and in themselves. He was called upon to 'fire up' and inspire the Viking team. He gave hope, guidance, love and encouragement to his Special Education students, who he considered his 'family.'

Jesse is survived by his parents, Bob and Kay Kohen; brother, Casey Kohen; sister-in-law, Kelly; nephew, Corey; grandmother, Polly Kohen, and cousins, Amy and Kelley Skinner.

Memorial donations to the Jesse Kohen memorial scholarship fund may be made in care of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home.

You may share your thoughts and memories of Jesse online at nbcfh.com.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Oct. 22, 2010
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