Murray Cohen, 92, of Delphos, Ohio, and Bloomfield Hills, Mich., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.

Murray is survived by his wife, Barbara Safran Cohen; daughters, Roberta (Alan) Cohen and Jennifer (Ami) Shneiderman; and stepson, Jared (Lauren) Safran; and his sister, Irma Schechter.

He was an adored grandfather to Claire Cohen, Andrew Cohen, Jacob Shneiderman, Maya Mahoney and Alexander Safran.

Murray was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, uncle, grandfather and friend to many people.

He was born on Aug. 30, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Ethel (Nassofer) and Nathan Cohen.

He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York, N.Y., Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., and received his Master’s in Journalism from the University of Missouri–Columbia.

He was married to Barbara Safran Cohen for 29 years.

He was passionate about the community newspaper business and purchased his first newspaper, the Delphos Herald Inc., in 1962.

Over the years that followed, he bought weekly community newspapers throughout the upper Midwest including northwest Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, southern Indiana and Kentucky.

He was active in the Inland Press Association (now America’s Newspapers) for many years. The Vilas County News-Review and Eagle River Publications Inc. are part of the Delphos Herald group that Murray created.

Murray had a great sense of adventure and fun. He loved ballroom dancing, playing tennis, travel and much more.

Murray was an excellent chess player and enjoyed playing Scrabble and all kinds of word games.

He enjoyed going to the movies (one time he took his daughters to three movies in one day) and read everything widely – from politics to history to comedy.

He loved spending time with his children and his grandchildren.

He contributed to many nonprofit organizations and created a foundation named in honor of his parents that he and his daughters used to donate to a wide range of organizations supporting the arts, Jewish institutions, mental health/recovery and other charitable causes.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Murray Cohen may do so by making a contribution to: Doctors Without Borders-USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030. 888-392-0392 or donate.doctorswithoutborders.org.

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