Harold (Hal) Y. Cohen; Retired Realtor

Harold (Hal) Y. Cohen, a Realtor in the San Fernando Valley for 30 years, has died in Canoga Park. He was 60.

A resident of Valencia, Cohen died July 27, two days after suffering a heart attack, said his wife, Clara Cohen. He suffered from diabetes most of his life and had been receiving kidney dialysis treatment since December.

A native of Chicago, Cohen came to California in 1947. He opened Dot Realty in 1958 in North Hollywood, and he later opened The Hal Cohen Co. in North Hollywood and Candy Realty in Encino. He worked for several other real estate firms before retiring in 1988.

Cohen was a longtime member of the Zenith-Mt. Olive Masonic Lodge No. 506 in Van Nuys, the Encino Shrine Club and the Scottish Rite Temple in Los Angeles. He served on the board of directors of the San Fernando Valley Board of Realtors in 1965 and the Building Industry Assn. Sales and Marketing Council in 1987.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years; a son, Jeff Cohen of Valencia; a daughter, Nancy Codeus of Thousand Oaks; his father, Manny Cohen of Valencia; a brother, Sheldon Cohen of Los Angeles; and three grandchildren.

A funeral service was held this week. Groman-Eden Mortuary in Mission Hills handled the arrangements. Contributions can be made in Cohen's name to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Los Angeles, the National Kidney Disease Foundation, the American Diabetes Assn. or a charity of the donor's choice.

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