In Memory


12/30/2014--Marty Cohen died at TMC's Peppi's House last night.  At our 50th reunion, Marty was so happy to be with his high school buddies and renew friendships.  He also established new frienships there.  Marty said that he was never very involved with high school because he didn't find it stimulating.  He was always interested in cars and engines, and went on to establish a very successful business as owner Iron Horse BMW motorcycles.  At the time of the reunion, Marty had no idea that he had cancer.  Shortly after the reunion, he sought medical treatment for pain and learned that he had only a short time to live.  He had dear friends who came to his aid, but his cancer was too far advanced for successful treatment.  Marty will be missed as a kind, gentle human being with a passion for engines, for art, and for social action.  May his memory be a blessing.

This is a link to Marty's obituary and his guest page if you care to comment:

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12/30/14 10:29 PM #1    

Connie Dianne Craney (Hooper)

I am so very saddened to hear of Marty's passing. As I mentioned in my previous post about the reunion, Marty had taken several pictures of many of us in class, back in the day, & had them developed into 8X10's & distributed them among us. What a joy it was to see these old photos of which we didn't even know he had taken! What a thoughtful, considerate guy he was & we shall miss him.  Hopefully, we shall see you again one day in peace.

12/31/14 09:23 AM #2    

Guy Thomas Ferstl

I was so shocked and saddned on hearing of the passing of Martin Cohen.  I am so glad i got to see and talk with him at the Reunion.  I was in Tucson about ten years ago and had the opportunity to stop by his BMW dealership and visit with Marty.  I recall many a morning at THS by the motorcycle parking on the east side of the Old Main and "shooting the bull" with Marty.  We shared a deep appreciation of motorcycles and performance motoring.  So long Buddy and always keep the rubber side down.....

01/01/15 10:04 AM #3    

Jerome F. Hine

I was a close friend of Martin all through high school. We spent many hours after school and on week ends working on any car or motorcycle that came our way. It was amazing to me how he could remember the most minute details of any motorcycle he ever saw. Talking to him at the class reunion I saw he still had that information available in memory.

Going to Martin's was like going to my second home. I have many good memories of his whole family.

Martin will be missed.


Jerry Hine

01/01/15 11:36 AM #4    

Richard Paul Gross

Just like Jerry, I found Martin's family to be wonderful. I had spent much time with Martin during our 7th and 8th grade years. At that time we were both hung up on bicycles and go karts as well as designing cars of the future. His family was very welcoming and there were many times I called home to see if I could stay for supper and watch a favorite TV show. These days I go to Tucson to visit my youngest who is now at the University, but I do drive around the 'old neighborhood' wondering about all the changes -- and yet seeing some of the same landmarks of my (our) youth. I did not make it to the reunion because my closest friends were either on the missing or in-memory lists, but now hearing this news, it would have been nice to have seen Martin again . . .Blessings for you, Martin. You left good memories behind.       (Richard Gross)


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