We said good-bye to
Steven Cohen, 66, our beloved husband, brother, uncle, and friend, in the
early morning hours of Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Tucson, Arizona, when he
lost his 10-year battle against scleroderma.
Steven loved life
and its daily renewable promise of adventure. In health he ran
half-marathons and hiked the Grand Canyon. He loved to cook with herbs and
vegetables from his kitchen garden, travel abroad, and read about nature and
feats of engineering. He doted on a succession of four-legged children:
Schnauzers Wally, Tess, and Zoey. He was an inveterate volunteer: he
supported gay rights in Chicago and helped preserve the wetlands of
northwest Indiana, where he relocated after retiring as the Chicago Aviation
Departmentís director of real estate.
In 2011 he moved to
Tucson with husband Michael Godnick, his loving partner of 35 years. Steven
is survived by Michael, brother Richard Cohen (Rhonda), sister Roberta Camhi
(Larry Pihl), nephews Adam and David Cohen and Ross and Eric Magers,
parents-in-law Newton and Sherley Godnick, and sisters-in-law Jenny Godnick
(Debra Karvelas) and Stacy Godnick.
Donations may be
made to the Human Rights Campaign (give.hrc.org/donate), Tucson Symphony (tucsonsymphony.org),
or Shirley Heinze Land Trust (www.heinzetrust.org).