In memoriam

5.13.22 Issue

Maimoun Edmond Cohen passed away in the early hours of May 8, 2022, at age 73 in Ashdod, Israel. He was laid to rest on the day of his death, carried by his family and community in a truly extraordinary outpouring of support, fitting for a man who was himself extraordinary. Shiva is being held in Ashdod, Israel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rachel and Eliyahou and sister, Fortune.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Raymonde; son, Elie Cohen, of New York; daughters and sons-in-laws, Gabriella and Jason Blair of Omaha, Rachel and Nathanial Nahum and Melanie and Sahar Knafo of Ashdod, Israel; beloved grandchildren: Noah, Mo and Ezra, and Noa, Aaron Chaim and Ovadiah Yosef, and Shmuel and Meir; siblings: Zion, David, Armond, Raymonde, Miriam, Esther, Sima, and Shula, all of Jerusalem. Many beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends around the world also mourn his loss.

Born in Morocco, Maimoun worked many jobs from a young age to help support his family. At age 13, his family was placed in a refugee camp in Israel before eventually settling in Jerusalem. He was a paratrooper in the IDF and was a veteran of the Six Day War and the War of Attrition in both of which he sustained many injuries in battle. He immigrated to America where he spent over 30 years building his family and his own businesses with much emunah, bracha and success.

A light to all who crossed his path, Maimoun was a leader in the community and was committed to a life of chasidim tovim and mitzvot.

Kind and generous to both those he loved and the stranger, his impact in this world has been great. To say this Tzaddik is beloved and will be missed is an understatement in the extreme.