October 16th, 2015
David Cohen passed away last week and his funeral was held in Barcelona last Friday
He is relieved and undoubtedly smiling from above given that now, one of his wishes was fulfilled…. he did not want to suffer any longer and yearned to leave this world. Dear David, I shall miss our weekly telephone conversations or our even more sporadic encounters over a friendship lasting over 50 years ever since our teens at Whittingehame College in Brighton.
David Cohen, a young fellow from Brazil, although only 16 or 17 , he was already way ahead of his years. Being perfectly fluent in 4 languages – Spanish, French, Portuguese and English plus some Hebrew and Italian he was comfortable with anyone he came across. Way ahead of his age-group, he was an avid follower of fashion and knew how to spot the finer things in life, he could distinguish a Dior dress from a Chanel one, cashmere from vicuna, a Ferrari from a Maserati!!. I was always struck by his memory and his ability to recount in minute details about places and people from the Sixties and Seventies. When we met up it was like a walk down memory lane.
Alas, in his final decade he did not enjoy good health, but with the angelic Beatrix at his side he could not have been luckier. He was brought to rest in Barcelona and is survived by an only son, Adam.
Rest in Peace, Dear David
May 21st, 2015
It is so heartwarming to see so many Whitniks, after so many years of the school closing, still remaining in touch with fellow Whitniks, and feeling the loss and offering sincere condolences to our dear Danny Nir, and to his family and friends. I was fortunate to have attended Whittingehame for 10 years. 1954-63. It was truly some of the best years having built so many lifetime friends. These e-mails only prove that friendship built will never be forgotten. I joined the school with my two brothers when I was 8 years old, as at the time the standard of Education in Turkey was pretty dismal. The experience and education over the years, was PRICELESS! For all those who had the opportunity to attend, you have obtained a well founded education and lifetime friends. May we only celebrate good occasions from now on, and enjoy the family and friends for many more years to come. We owe our parents love and lifetime thanks for having given us the opportunity to have attended one of the finest schools and last but not least, to the entire staff who gave their 100% devotion to ensure each student received the individual attention and guidance throughout the years of his education. For that, we are all grateful.
Wishing all Whitniks continued success, enjoying your family and friends for many more years.
sincere condolences, and we can be sure Danny will always be remembered, and
remain close to our hearts.
Ebu Cohen (Kohen)
30th April, 2015