Alfred Edward Cohoe

1936 - 2021

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Alfred "Mack" E. Cohoe, 84, of Ada passed away at 4:35 p.m., Sunday, January 3, 2021. He was born on September 15, 1936, in Etowah, TN to the late Clarence and Geneva (Tummins) Cohoe. Al is survived by his brother, Roger Cohoe of Lewiston, MI; sister, Amy Waters of Albuquerque, NM; and dear friends, Tamara and Robert Hobbs of Rawson. Al retired from Ohio Northern University after 54 years as a Psychology Professor. A well respected licensed clinical psychologist he served as an expert witness and consultant on more than 300 court cases. He hosted a weekly psychology segment on both television and radio for 20 years, answering viewers' questions and giving input on various psychology topics. Al was a lover of music and travel, and was extremely proud to have had the opportunity to conduct the Lima Symphony Orchestra on several occasions, and to have traveled the world. Through his travels he met many people with whom he became good friends. He was a member of the Ohio Psychological Society, Sherlock Holmes Society of London and Winston Churchill Society. He loved cars and enjoyed collecting them throughout his life. He was named Outstanding Educator by Ohio Magazine, and September 15 was proclaimed as "Al Cohoe Day" by the mayor of Ada. On May 13, 2018, he was presented with the Doctor of Psychology, honoris causa, by Ohio Northern University President Daniel A. DiBiasio. All services will be private family. Arrangements are entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Symphony Orchestra. Online condolences may be expressed at

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    Lima Symphony Orchestra
    1028 W. Market Street
    Lima, Ohio 45805

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To : Al cohoe
Date :Saturday, January 9th 2021
From : Jeff Darst
Love you man!

To : The Family
Date :Saturday, January 9th 2021
From : Myrna Heller
I am sorry for your loss. He was my college professor in the early '60's at OSU Lima when classes were held at Lima Senior High. I enjoyed his classes and learned a lot.

To : The Cohoe family
Date :Sunday, January 10th 2021
From : Jeff and Lynn Myers
It was a privilege to know Alfred. His vast knowledge and experience in the world. For a born and raised southern man, he wanted the world to see an astute
Professor and lover of life. He was a very special gift to many. RIP Alfred, always, Jeff and Lynn Myers

To : The family at Ohio Northern university
Date :Thursday, January 14th 2021
From : Michael Romary
Dr. Cohoe was one of the most generous person with his emotions and thoughts and kindest person I have ever known. In fact I go so far as to say he may have been the most generous and most kind person I have ever known. It was integral to his make up as a person. While he will be missed, he has left a legacy of those qualities with those he taught and had the privilege of sitting at his knee.

Rest in the peace you believed in, dear friend Al.

Michael Romary

To : Cohoe Family and Friends
Date :Thursday, January 14th 2021
From : Kristie Payment
Al was a dear friend who was always generous with his time, who was always willing to listen, and who gave words of encouragement whenever needed. He taught me so much about teaching - something that he did masterfully, often through stories! I work each day hoping to connect with my students like he did. He is loved and will be greatly missed. Kristie

To : Al Cohoe's Family and Friends
Date :Wednesday, January 20th 2021
From : Jennifer Moring
Please accept my condolences on the loss of Al. My late husband and I met Al in 2009 when he was en route to the UK. We became very fond of him and would meet up with him when he was in the UK. It was a privilege to have known him and to have had his friendship.