March 6, 1932 ~ September 5, 2007
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 (www.parkinsonsresource.org)
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