By  on August 1, 2008

Longtime bridal executive Ovadia “Obie” Cohen died of cancer July 25 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J., said his daughter Esther. He was 84.

Born in Jerusalem, Cohen was a member of Irgun, the underground Jewish militia, and fought in the 1948 Israeli War of Independence. He worked in the textiles business before relocating to New York in 1949 with his wife, Rebecca.

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