Rabbi Avrohom Yitzchok Cohen was in good health prior to mid-April, when he fought a brief battle with COVID-19 before his untimely passing.

He lived a double life: one as a member of the office team at a New York bus company; and an entire other one as a dedicated scholar, communal activist and family man.

Cohen lived for more than 30 years in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., and became an integral member of the Jewish community. He organized father-son learning programs, and aided all he could in need in a humble and quiet way, while maintaining a strenuous and impressive Torah-study schedule.

Rabbi Paysach Krohn, a noted author and lecturer, paid tribute to Cohen, lauding his wide breadth of scholarship and lifetime of service to others.

He is survived by his wife, Leah, and their 12 children, the youngest just 4 years old.

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