MELBOURNE, FLA. – David Ira Cohen passed away on Dec. 15, 2020, at Viera Hospital, after contracting COVID-19. He was the beloved husband of Alice (Grosso) Cohen, happily married for the last 13 years, living in Melbourne. He had also been married to the late Harriet (Kilberg) Cohen and the late Gloria (Wein) Cohen. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Robert and Sophie (Gabrilowitz) Cohen.
David was a WWII Army veteran, serving as a private in the 29th Infantry Division. He was combat wounded in the Normandy Invasion and received a Purple Heart. After the war and returning to Providence, he attended the YMCA Institute, now Roger Williams University, and graduated with an associate degree. He then became a letter carrier in Providence, working for 39 years and retiring in 1986.
He was the devoted father of Stuart Cohen and daughter-in-law Sandra of Cranston and Jacqueline Baptista and son-in-law Robbie of North Providence. He was the dear brother of the late Sydney Cohen and Irma Silverman. He was the loving grandfather of Cara, Kyla, Rebecca and Danielle. He was the cherished great-grandfather of Kyle, Alyssia, Isabella and Leonardo.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.