Sunday, December 19, 2004


David A. Cohn, 82 of Boynton Beach died on December 16, 2004 at Hospice of the Sea in Boca Raton. Born on September 3, 1922 in New York City, Cohn became one of CBS Television's top engineers and contributed to the development of electronic news gathering.

Cohn joined CBS in 1966 as a project manager and was involved with NFL telecasts, space shots, and coverage of the political conventions. In 1975, he became Director of Engineering and Operations Technology for the CBS Television Stations Division.

Cohn was associated with Bogen Communications from 1955 through 1965 and invented a special signal transmission system for which he was granted a U.S. patent. He served as a technician with ABC-TV in New York from 1953 to 1955. He also worked at Voice of America and WNYC Radio.

Cohn was a 1941 graduate from Stuyvesant High School in New York and held a B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Polytech Institute of New York and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Cohn was a veteran of the U.S. Army and fought in World War II receiving the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and War Two Victory Medal.

Cohn leaves a beloved family. Wife Miriam. Children, Sharon L. Cohn of Mill Valley, CA. Alan M. Cohn of Torrington, Connecticut. Grandchildren Joshua Saul, Elana Ariela White, Ann Beth, and Aaron Samuel Cohn. Son in Law David E. White and Daughter in Law Patricia Ann Cohn.

The funeral will be at 9:45 am on Sunday December 19, 2004 at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel 11115 Jog Road in Boynton Beach.

By Alan M. Cohn
Investigative Reporter