ALAN F. COHN, MD Dr. Alan F. Cohn passed away peacefully at home on September 5, 2007 at the age of 75 with his wife, Bonnie, at his side. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Huff McClure, MD and brother Bertram Cohn, MD. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he graduated from Boys' High, Columbia University and the Universite de Geneve Medical School in Switzerland. Interning at Cedars Sinai Hospital, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Harbor General Hospital. At age 55, he completed a fellowship in cardiology at St. Mary's Hospital in Long Beach. Beloved and appreciated by his many patients, Dr. Cohn practiced internal medicine and cardiology in the South Bay for over 40 years and was active on the medical staff at Torrance Memorial Hospital and Little Company of Mary Hospital. A long time resident of Hermosa Beach, he loved sailing in the Caribbean and New England as well as to Catalina Island. He was well known for his dry sense of humor and wide grin, and after retirement was a familiar sight walking on The Strand. Family and friends were central to his life. His robust health and energy were seriously compromised during the last seven years of his life due to Parkinsons' disease. Dr. Cohn is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Mercer Cohn, a brother, David Cohn of Santa Fe, New Mexico, his daughter, Deborah Cohn Hoshide of Capt. Cook, Hawaii, and his eldest son, Aaron Cohn, MD of Harlingen, Texas. He took great pleasure visiting his second son, Joel Cohn, MD and daughter-in-law Karen of Okemos, Michigan and Nicholas, Emily and Rachel, his treasured grandchildren. A private cremation and celebration of his life are planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Parkinson's Resource Organization, 74090 El Paseo, Suite, 102, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (

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  1. We were Dr. Cohn’s patients for over 30 years, my husband was very sick and the hospital didn’t know what was wrong with him. Dr. Cohn was called and stuck a needle into the fluid around his heart and saved his life. Dr. Cohn always had time to talk to you and never made you think that you had to rush. He always let you take as long as you needed. He was an exceptional doctor in every way and was known throughout the South Bay. He will be missed.

  2. Al will always be remembered as a wonderful, warm and giving friend. We share your loss but the fond memories remain and can never be taken away. We regret being unable to attend the Celebration of Life but our thoughts will be with you, Joel, Debbie, Aaron and the rest of the family.

  3. Alan was a wonderful doctor and a loving friend. I knew him for over 40 years with only fond memories. My condolences to his loving wife and family. ed and monique caine

  4. Dear Debbie, Joel and Aaron, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your wonderful father. He was such a kind and gentle soul. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Diane Di Fiore Hester

  5. Hi Bonnie..It is good Dr.Cohn is @ peace now, but I am sorry for the pain and sadness you feel.My fun memory of him was his amusing comment about Thelma&Louise,my silly dogs. Hope to see you,and give you the hug I need to give,and you need to receive..our thoughts &prayers are with you. the Pennings family.

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