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COHEN--David. Passed away February 5, 2015 at age 105. Loving husband of predeceased Evelyn, father to Deanna and Harriet, grandfather to Jonathan, Jesse and Sasha, and great-grandfather to Emir and Alma; teacher and colleague to many in library services and civil liberties. Funeral Monday, February 9 at 11am Schwartz Bros-Jeffer Chapels 114-03 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY 11366.

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Published in New York Times on Feb. 8, 2015.
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February 19, 2015
I did not get to know David well, but I was the first Queens College GSLIS graduate to be honored with the David Cohen Multicultural award. I feel blessed to have been part of Queens College GSLIS program's celebration of the contributions David Cohen made to the profession.
Miriam Laskin
February 9, 2015
I knew David when I was on faculty of the Rosenthal Library in the mid-1990's. He was a kind, dear and deeply committed librarian, scholar, activist and friend. 105 is amazing run and he lived each moment to make the world gentler and more humane. My condolences to his family and friends.
David Orenstein Orenstein
February 9, 2015
Numerous generations of librarians have had the privilege of being students of this great man. His dedication and caring will always be appreciated by us all.
Rob Laurich
February 9, 2015
David Cohen
He was first my teacher then my colleague, always a mentor and a friend. The service was lovely today. I will forever remember a remarkable man.
Olga Kuharets
February 9, 2015
And a great generation passes. I knew your Dad through the New York library world--a man of great knowledge who was greatly respected. May his memory be a blessing.
Gail Sacco
February 9, 2015
A man with a huge heart, brain and understanding. Ruth Becker & Lyn Miller-Lachmann
February 9, 2015
We are what we are and have become by who and what influenced us in our past. ....as you are a Wonderful and Great Lady, your father was your Great Teacher and a Grand man... All my Love and Heartfelt Sympathy,
Paula Heath
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