July 15, 1930 – February 20, 2021
Arthur “Artie” Cohen of Owings Md. passed away on February 20th, 2021 at his home in Owings, MD at the age of 90. He seemed unstoppable up until a few months before his passing, wherein he was lovingly cared for by his devoted daughters. At the end he was blessed to have been surrounded by his loving family.
Born July 15th, 1930 in New York Bronx, he was the son of the late William and Simme Cohen. Artie enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and served 21 years until his retirement in 1968. During his career, he served as a deep sea diver and a supply engineer, as well as receiving extensive certifications, decorations and honors. He traveled the world during his career and also served two tours in Vietnam. After proudly serving his country and his 20 year commitment to the Teamsters Union, Artie retired to devote his time caring for Rena, his wife of 40 years, until her death in 1999 and his only son, Billy Joe, until his passing in 2003. Thereafter, his time was spent seeing his children and grandchildren and hanging out with friends. He was an avid, long time Washington Redskin fan. You did not want to be in the room if they were losing! Artie loved fishing and crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay. He enjoyed being outdoors, whether he was working in his vegetable garden or doing home maintenance, he stayed outside morning till dusk. One thing he didn’t do well was outdoor grilling. Ultimately, the food was burned or possibly dropped on the ground. Unless you were a witness, you were none the wiser. As a member of American Legion Post 206 and the VFW Post 9619, Artie would go and hang out with other veterans and enjoy a Coors Lite or two. Artie was also known to have a weekly standing date (after his haircut) with his daughter as he would come to her wine shop every Saturday at 2PM (on the dot!) to enjoy a Coor Lite or two and the company of whatever customers were in that day.
He is survived by his children, Barbara (Bobbi) Linn ( Steve), of Thomasville NC, Sharon Hall, of Chesapeake Beach MD; grandchildren, Ashley Linn, Kevin Linn ( Kristen), Kyle Linn, Kasey Linn, Sarah Hall and Emily Hall. Great Grandchildren, Connor Linn and Camryn Linn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rena Cohen, his son Billy Cohen, his brother Howard (Mick) Cohen and his son-in-law, Richard(Rick) Hall.
He will be missed by many more…
Thursday, March 11, 2021