Victor Allan Cohen

Cohen, Victor Allan

Victor passed away peacefully at his home in Clayton, on Monday Nov. 23, with his daughter, Grace, by his side. He had been bravely battling lymphoma since late 2018, and during his last week of his life, lost his battle to COVID-19.

Victor loved anything ice hockey related. For decades, he was a friend and teammate to many a weekend hockey player. Almost 30 years ago he started the Saturday Hockey League. It grew from outdoor hockey, just in the cold of winter, to a year-round league. Anyone who was a fan of the game was welcome. Once a week he and his friends would meet at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings, regardless of how cold it was - and would play the game he loved, with the people he loved. Over decades he forged friendships with people from all walks of life.

Decades ago, Victor founded Cohen Properties Inc. In 2016 he proudly joined RedKey Realty Leaders. He had a great vision for real estate and was widely respected in the industry. Not only did he love showing property, he was a caring people person.

Victor is survived by his daughter Grace, brother Ted and sister Jane Kaneshiro. He was the beloved son of Charles, married to Dorothy, and Judith (deceased) Cohen. Victor will never be forgotten by his family, friends and his many teammates.

Services: Due to COVID-19 a memorial service will be postponed until 2021. Please send donations to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in lieu of flowers.


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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Nov. 28, 2020.
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There will never be a more generous, understanding, helpful and caring person than this
Fred Mohr
January 2, 2021
Victor and Laurie were both such fantastic people, making our move to St. Louis easy and full of warmth. The sight of Victor´s golf cart meant help was on the way! He perfectly embodied the wonderful Hillcrest community that we all felt so privileged to be a part of for a few years. Sending love and strength to Grace, who was so blessed in her wonderful set of parents. I´m so sorry they were taken too soon.
Caroline Reitz
November 29, 2020
RIP Vic. You will be greatly missed. You were a brick wall on defense on the ice and as sweet and caring as anyone I have ever met off the ice!! I will miss that smile and your Santa hat you taped to your helmet every holiday season!! I know that if Peter and Paul come streaking at you up in Heaven on a 2 on 1 break, you will shut them down like you always did us!!! God Bless my friend and fly high!!
Tim Auer
November 28, 2020
We love hockey because it is more than a sport. Victor was one of the biggest builders of that community in that sport. He will be sorely missed and always remembered. Deepest sympathy to Grace and the rest of his family. His extremely large hockey family is thinking of you.
Larry McDougall
November 28, 2020
I played hockey with. Victor, he was a fierce competitor on the ice, and the nicest guy off the ice!!! He will truly be missed!
Mara Flick
November 28, 2020
Chris Schmitt
November 28, 2020