Virginia Beach —Arnold S. Cohen, 74, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 26, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Rose (Schlessenger) Cohen.
Arnie was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1943. He was a graduate of Virginia Beach High School (1961) and attended Richmond Professional Institute where he received a BS in Retailing. At a young age, Arnie served honorably in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Upon completion of his service, he opened Arnie’s, a local provider of beach apparel, located at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. After 35 years in business, he resigned to focus on “things I never got to do in the summer.” Following his retirement, he continued to be involved in the local business community as a property-owner and landlord for several oceanfront entertainment businesses.
Arnie’s greatest passions were for traveling abroad and the latest technology. Arnie had a special place in his heart for his longtime companion and pet dachshund, Brinkman.
Arnie is survived by his niece, Wendy Lessard and nephew, Dr. Richard Hoffman and their children.
A graveside funeral service was held in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with Cantor David Proser officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Arnie’s favorite charity, at https://www.redcross.org/ donate/. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be shared with the family and friends at www.hdoliver.com.