- June 23, 1922 - September 22, 2016
- Needham, Massachusetts
of William's Passing
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William E. Cohick, 94, died on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Needham MA at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital with his daughter along side. Born on June 23, 1922 in Williamsport PA, Bill was a son of Earl Cohick and Erma (Beech) Cohick, and a devoted husband for 66 years to the late Marie A. (Shoup) Cohick. He had two daughters, Barbara Babcock of Liverpool NY and Susan C. Basta of Norwood MA. He was the brother of Herbert Cohick and his wife Betty of Newbury, PA and Delores Cohick Lundy of Duboisetown, PA. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Carmen Cohick Weaver of Linden, PA and brother, Floyd A. Cohick of Williamsport.
During WWII, Bill proudly served in the United States Army Air Forces. His tenure as a navigator took him to various locations throughout the U.S. and the pacific arena. He was a recipient of the WW II Victory, Army of Occupation (Japan) and American Campaign Medals, and honorably discharged as a Captain in 1948. Bill was a graduate of the Wharton School of Economics and was employed by General Electric and Polaroid as an accountant. In marriage, Bill and his wife Marie had long- term residencies in Syracuse NY and Reading MA years, before returning to their roots in PA. Following his wife's passing, Bill returned to MA and resided for over four years at Briarwood Healthcare in Needham, MA.
Throughout his life, Bill passionately embraced the simple pleasures of life through his creative energy, musical talent and authentic appreciation for others. Until his final passing, he ignited smiles and warmed hearts with his vibrant and tenacious spirit. To honor Bill, the family asks everyone to extend a helping hand to someone in need. Memorial gifts may be made to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund; a linkage for donation can be found at http://www.curealz.org
Interment with military honors will take place in October in Williamsport PA at Wildwood Cemetery.