Hyman Cohen

by | Oct 12, 2022 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Age 96! Hyman Cohen of Virginia Beach, Va.

Hy Cohen was a loving, compassionate, generous, and absolutely adored pillar of his family and community. A wonderful father, husband, grand, and great-grandfather.

“Hy” was a mensch with a jester’s wit who held court at the Seder table and really any table. He made friends everywhere he went. Hy enjoyed being at games heckling any scale of sporting event, though his first love was baseball—living his life through extra innings. He liked his coffee piping hot, his poker friendly, and his fish biting.

Born and raised in Norfolk, Va. in 1926 to Paul and Cecelia Swersky Cohen. Hy was a proud World War II Veteran who put himself through college to become an accountant and multi-hyphenate entrepreneur.

Hy is survived by his children: Jan, Shauna, Lundi, and David, grandchildren: Ahbra and Taylor, Eden and Kate, Braden, Zachary, and Krysten, Jacob and Mary, Ellie and Lilah, great-grandchildren: Aden and Fletcher, and extended family Bruce, Kay, Bo, and all of the nieces and nephews who loved him. Special thanks to Stephen Barnes.

Hy passed peacefully on October 2 with his loved ones by his side. At long last, he is on his way to rejoin the Love of His Life, his wife of 65 years, Bette Faye—safe at home plate!

Raise a glass to Hy, L’chaim!

Contact the family for funeral details. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com.

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