Marty Cohen, 74, passed away on November 18, 2015 at Brookdale North Independent Senior Living in Boynton Beach, Florida from complications of Parkinson’s disease and dementia. He was born in the shadow of World War II on August 16, 1941, the first child of Lee Abrams Cohen and Jack Aaron Cohen in Chicago, Illinois.
Marty attended May School in Chicago, Hatch School in Oak Park and graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois. He received a BA from Northwestern University and his MBA from the University of Michigan. Marty became a Certified Public Accountant working in the financial industry for public accounting firms as a partner and financial investment and trading firms. He married Linda Lee Birmingham in 1963 and had two children, Barry Philip (Karen) and Jay Elliot (Carrie) and enjoyed the company of his dogs, Max & Benny.
Marty was a collector from his earliest days focusing first on coins & stamps, graduating to American Flyer S Gauge Trains that filled the walls of his basement in his home in Northbrook, IL and eventually focusing on rare Middle Eastern stamps, passport insignia and other esoterica.
In addition to his immediate family, Marty is survived by his brother Howard M. (Jeri) Cohen, S. Sonny (Rena) Cohen and granddaughters Nicole and Jillian.
Marty was cremated and no funeral service was held. For those who wish, a suggested donation can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation which is is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.