Ret. Maj. Richard Charles "Dick" Cohan (1926 - 2018)

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  • "Shirley so sorry for your loss still miss you and Dick..."
    - Donna Bell
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  • "My Mom, C.B. (Miller) Maertens fondly remembers Dick Cohen...."
    - Buddy Maertens
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    - Anne Wright
  • "I remember having him as my high school chemistry teacher...."
    - Mark Morgan
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Retired Maj. Richard "Dick" Charles Cohan, 91, husband of Shirley Cohan, and a resident of Franklin, TN, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at Franklin First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anita Pringle officiating. Military honors will be provided by the United States Army. A visitation will also be held on June 24 from 2-3 p.m. at the church. Heritage Funeral Home in Columbia is assisting the family with arrangements.
Born on Sept. 24, 1926, in Savannah, Dick was the son of the late Walter Herman Cohan and the late Lois Munns Cohan. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War before retiring in 1986.
He was a physics teacher for more than 30 years at Bradwell Institute in Hinesville. Dick married Shirley on June 7, 1958. He was an Atlanta Braves Baseball fan and an avid Civil War buff. He enjoyed reading and collecting distinctive insignias.
In addition to his wife of 60 years, Shirley, he is survived by his son, Timothy Charles (Vera) Cohan of Atlanta; daughter, Jamie Elizabeth Cohan of Augusta; "adopted daughter," Anita Holland Pringle of Spring Hill, TN; sister, Dorothy Evelyn Cohan of Spring Hill; grandchildren, Britney Cohan (Randy) Furstenberg and Richard Dominic; Cohan and great-grandchild, Tripp Wesley Furstenberg.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Franklin First United Methodist Church, 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin, TN 37069, or GraceWorks Ministries, 104 Southeast Parkway, Franklin, TN 37064.
You may share condolences with the family at the Heritage Funeral Home website:
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609 Bear Creek Pike
Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 840-4750
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Published in Coastal Courier from June 12 to June 19, 2018
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