David Cohn

Profile Updated: September 7, 2016
Residing In Fox Point, WI USA
Spouse/Partner Single
Occupation or Retired? Attorney
Any Children or Grandchildren? Jeffrey A. born 4-8-79 father to Micah, grandson, Hannah, granddaughter
Amy S born 4-12-81
Want to share anything with your Classmates?

Yikes, 50 years of sharing...do you have lots of beer? I'll need a nap, too. I graduated near or at the bottom of the class [234 of 244] and on the fringe socially. I went to Vietnam 1968-1969, just in time for the Tet Offensive, earning\receiving multiple decorations, multiple Purple Hearts. I returned from the War, went to college and graduated near the top of my class [234 of 5,873 - UW]; along the way got married, went to UW law school and took my first job in Washington, D.C., a place lousy with lawyers. Came back to S'consin, worked in a few law firms and decided my "disposition" was better suited to being self-employed & I have a hard time keeping that job. Returned to private practice only later to find service to the elderly to be rewarding and life-changing for them [and me], in an emerging practice concentration, ElderLaw; became the Regional Director and Litigation counsel for S.E. Wisconsin Area Agency on Agency, 5 counties and Milwaukee. Returned to private practice for another 20 years. I was married 26 years, been single for 19 years, semi-retired living in a small home in Fox Point with my rescue dog, Kirby.

Favorite School Story?

I did not particularly like high school so I have few, if any favorite stories.

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Jun 29, 2018 at 1:33 AM

Posted on: Jun 28, 2018 at 4:33 AM

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May 24, 2018 at 12:33 PM

I'm sad for your loss and sad for all those who appear "in memory"... and rather than 'do' Hallmark as a condolence, I'm sending some liturgy which, over the years, has honed the language of loss far better than I or Hallmark. I hope there is something that hits the heart of the matter for you. This passage, more accurately is a prayer & no, I'm not a deeply religious nor ritualistic person:

 

When cherished ties are broken, and the chain of love is shattered, only trust and the strength of faith can lighten the heaviness of the heart. At times, the pain of separation seems more than we can bear, but if we dwell too long on our loss we embitter our hearts and harm ourselves and those about us.

 

The Psalmist said that in his affliction he learned the law of God. And in truth, grief is a great teacher, when it sends us back to serve and bless the living. We learn how to counsel and comfort those who, like ourselves, are bowed with sorrow. We learn when to keep silence in their presence, and when a word will assure them of our love and concern.

 

Thus, even when they are gone, the departed are with us, moving us to live as, in their higher moments, they themselves wished to live. We remember them now; they live in our hearts; they are an abiding blessing.

 

THE SIDDUR, GATES OF PRAYER, FROM JUDAIC LITURGY

 

May the memory of your loved one be a source of continued blessings.

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Mar 02, 2018 at 7:34 AM

Happy B-Day, Mark! Say it ain't so, ... 70? Yikes, ... admired you from the sidelines as you QB'd the team and throughout our grade school days @ Richards...and recently met you while I was playing golf at the "outing" organized by your good friend David Bilgo - whom I still play golf with and hope to this summer... - david [David Cohn]

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Sep 08, 2016 at 8:19 AM

Posted on: Sep 07, 2016 at 10:39 AM

To WFB66 at large: Firstly to the committee especially Lee Hayes and his truly tireless efforts to track me down and include me; and to the committee which has not been thanked enough for their sacrifices, devotion of personal time, investment in a truly high quality gathering on all levels and who was the weatherman who got it perfect!!! ???? And to all the others, some who posted comments for me, some who spoke to me in person I have this:

I appreciate your response(s) and about high school ? ... sometimes we grow and mature because of our roots and sometimes despite them. Whatever part you played or remembered, it is small in relation to the larger picture. Thank you for compliments and acknowledgement of my service - we, all of us who served, can use that regardless of the year expressed and from whatever place and time. I think it is an Emerson quote as part of the Nicolet entrance cornerstone: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” In high school we planted seeds of our adulthood. The times and milieu of high school some of us thought was a monumental and critical time in our lives; we began our journeys there. I can't speak for all of us, however looking in the rear-view mirror [I\we] often marvel at what we were, where we've been and what has become of us - collectively. Some journeys were linear, some halting, tripping & falling and still others scattered and honed by trial and error; yet others steeled by the crucible of life's measures and challenges. We are historians of our own lives.

Be safe out there and find comfort along the way. -david

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Sep 02, 2016 at 6:29 PM

Golf outing was great thanks to the efforts of David Bilgo - kudos and he arranges great weather so if you need an outing arranged..., I'm jusss saying. Thanks for the hard work and arranging a great day @ Brown Deer for us - david

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Sep 03, 2016 at 5:46 PM

Posted on: Sep 01, 2016 at 5:46 PM

On the eve...reunion 2016, 50 years:

From an article in Psychology Today titled Reunions: Why Do We Go? author Matthew Lieberman wrote:
"Humans are storytelling, story-loving creatures. All these folks from high school were in the story of our lives when it was at its most intense, with small, but magic-seeming, triumphs and earth shattering defeats that made tomorrow seem like an impossibility. None of us had any idea who we would be 25 years later [or, for this WFB crowd, 50 years later!] . . ., but now that that time has arrived we want to see how the stories played out."

Hoping all-y'all enjoy, discovery and engage in the Great Story we have in all of us. - david

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Aug 12, 2016 at 8:15 AM

A true renaissance man, social architect and a life example of "giving back" while clearly having a good time doing it. Our social fabric needs more like you and less like all the rest. I admire and respect your history and compliment you on "balancing the karma" and self-awareness.

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Aug 12, 2016 at 7:26 AM
The moving wall is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial found in D.C. replica reduced for road trips. In Germantown on Reunion Weekend, Sept 1-5 found at American Legion Post - My panel described in the memorial placque is 34W, containing most of my men\boys lost that horrible day of the Tet Offensive - they gave me a medal for being alive at the end - imagine that
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Sep 02, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Posted on: Aug 11, 2016 at 10:16 PM

To: da committee, a quality product, presented well, informative and most of all, deeply appreciated - david

Marsha (Holmes) Baumgarner-Mlakar

Meg (Prieve) Kleeb

Lee Hayes

Jeanne Hanke

Kiara Whitcomb

Cathy (Schenk) Hangartner

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Aug 11, 2016 at 3:49 PM
Finishing Ride the Rockies, 5 days of climbing over mountains, the Continental Divide twice and elevations topping out @ 12,200 ft , "Trail Ridge"
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Aug 11, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Anyone know how long this reunion website stays active along with the profiles, or said differently, how do I preserve the details of profiles, people, connections and all the crappage? -david

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Aug 04, 2016 at 7:48 PM

Posted on: Aug 04, 2016 at 7:03 PM

A plaque created on posterboard by the Wisconsin Athletic Club for honoring member Veterans on Veterans Day; they interviewed me and this was the display in the lobby 11\11
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Aug 04, 2016 at 7:49 PM

Posted on: Aug 04, 2016 at 6:54 PM

Climbing Cottonwood Pass topping at 12,100 ft, one of two Ride the Rockies climbs over 12,000 ft that year's 5 day ride. Tho smiling, my "inner voice" & legs were screaming "who the hell thought this was a good idea?" Bicycling over a mountain 12,100 ft above sea level challenges any conventional notion of sanity or 'well adjusted'.
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Aug 04, 2016 at 7:50 PM

Posted on: Aug 04, 2016 at 6:45 PM

The obligatory "I did it" pix, which then seemed great and all those profane thoughts of "who thought this was a good idea?" while climbing the mountain(s) disappeared.
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Aug 05, 2016 at 8:47 AM

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'lectric hair
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Posted: Aug 12, 2016 at 7:27 AM
A plaque created on posterboard by the Wisconsin Athletic Club for honoring member Veterans on Veterans Day; they interviewed me and this was the display in the lobby 11\11
Posted: Aug 17, 2016 at 6:33 PM
The moving wall is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial found in D.C. replica reduced for road trips. In Germantown on Reunion Weekend, Sept 1-5 found at American Legion Post - My panel described in the memorial placque is 34W, containing most of my men\boys lost that horrible day of the Tet Offensive - they gave me a medal for being alive at the end - imagine that
Posted: Aug 12, 2016 at 7:27 AM
'lectric hair
Posted: Aug 12, 2016 at 7:27 AM
Climbing Cottonwood Pass topping at 12,100 ft, one of two Ride the Rockies climbs over 12,000 ft that year's 5 day ride. Tho smiling, my "inner voice" & legs were screaming "who the hell thought this was a good idea?" Bicycling over a mountain 12,100 ft above sea level challenges any conventional notion of sanity or 'well adjusted'.
Posted: Aug 12, 2016 at 7:27 AM
The obligatory "I did it" pix, which then seemed great and all those profane thoughts of "who thought this was a good idea?" while climbing the mountain(s) disappeared.
Posted: Aug 12, 2016 at 7:27 AM
Finishing Ride the Rockies, 5 days of climbing over mountains, the Continental Divide twice and elevations topping out @ 12,200 ft , "Trail Ridge"