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Richard L Cohen

June 8, 1950 - February 2, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Services Date February 5, 2018

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Dearest Rick, So stunned you left so young. Happy for our time reconnecting recently. I've written something for you. In love and in death we experience heaven. Anyone close to me, knows how I felt about Rick Cohen, my dear boyfriend of nearly five years, from lonnnnggg ago. I recently teased him on how other guys didn't have a chance for years, long after we had broken up. He had that kind of impact. He set the bar high. Rick may have been only 36 when I first met him, and I was a mere 23, but he really impressed me with his gentle nature and incredible work ethic. I learned to wheel and deal from him. He sparked my interest in boating from our many excursions to Block Island, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, aboard his 40' Searay aptly named "troublemaker". I moved to his place in California one winter and fell in love again, with that gorgeous weather, and his many friends. I often joked how I'd like to come back in another life as his boat, or one of his cars or homes, of which he had many! It saddens me that such a healthy gentleman couldn't escape the grip of cancer. Rick would have turned 68 this June...he is sorely missed. Taken way too soon. Thank you to Rick, for contributing greatly, to the lady I've become. Treasured memories remain eternally, like love. Missing you Rick...send my love to Margot & Irving xoxoxo

Posted by Yvonne Belcher on February 15, 2018

You were an amazing guy. Happy we were able to visit with you on 12/31. Rest In Peace my friend.

Posted by Laura Dalessio Baccini on February 5, 2018

Rick, not to hear your voice everyday is such a loss to me and to the rest of your friends. We go back to college days in Boston and never once did we not have each other as friends over the last 40 years. You were such a staple in my life and made me a better man just knowing you. My kids called you Uncle Ricky and you were such an amazing mentor to them. We shared so many great memories and many friends together. The great stories and all the laughs are what I hold close to my heart. There will never ever be another Rick Cohen. Love you my friend...Larry

Posted by Larry Brown and Leslie Motard on February 5, 2018

I will make sure to have that ice cream for you dear Rick.

Posted by Risa Pulver on February 4, 2018

Rick,your life was a blessing, your memory A treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. We’ll all meet again on the other side of the stars.

Posted by Michele and Michael on February 4, 2018

My Dear Friend, I had already been missing our late night chats, your good hearted attempt at being my “Dr Phil”, and especially your contagious laughter. I will forever cherish our PCH adventures and our favorite...OPEN HOUSES and the GRAND OLD OPRY! I have no doubt that John Conlee will ask me about you the next time I see him. I am going to request that he sing your favorite “Old School” the next time he plays at the Ryman. I am going to miss you terribly!! All your advise and wisdom will remain with me forever. I will continue to use your material often especially your advise on being happy...”You get one shot, it’s not a dress rehearsal”. Last, and certainly not the least, I will miss your political satire and I will not miss your LA driving skills. I will always cherish our wonderful friendship and all our fun memories. I love you Rick !! Thanks for being a great host, a gentleman, and a wonderful friend!

Posted by Penny on February 4, 2018

We were friends for almost 50 years, through Boston, New Hampshire, Divorces, Wisconsin, California, Connecticut and Long Island.Your intelligence and unique sense of humor will be sorely missed.

Posted by Jim Voelzke on February 3, 2018