Fred Cohen Obituary, Death, Funeral Details

Fred Cohen Obituary, Death – We announce the sudden demise of Maccabi USA Board Member Fred M. Cohen, z”l., with deep sadness. Fred supported the international Maccabi Movement and Maccabi USA with vision. Fred was a dedicated board member, helping the organization grow in a variety of areas, including clothes, a subject close to his heart. He acted as an intermediary for the worldwide Maccabi fastpitch softball scene, which he regarded as his extended family.

Among his many charitable works, Fred established a special fund to encourage Diaspora community involvement, allowing athletes from all over the world to experience the wonder of Maccabiah. As a fervent Zionist, Fred supported the Israel Softball Association and the Maccabiah Softball Hall of Fame and Memorial at Kibbutz Gezer. He also supported fastpitch softball. In addition to chairing the Maccabi USA Softball and Baseball Program for the Pan American Maccabi Games in 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2019, the Maccabiah in 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017, and 2022, and the yearly Chicago Golf Tournament since its establishment in 2009.

Fred played Open and Masters Softball. He was now acting as the Vice Chair of the 2025 Maccabiah Organizing Committee for Maccabi USA. In addition to his wife Dhana, children Bari, Spencer, and Austin, Fred also leaves behind two grandchildren. May Fred’s memory bring you good.