David Rodman Cohan, an attorney who established a national health awareness foundation, died of cancer June 19 at his daughter's Mount Washington home. He was 83.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Brooks Lane in Reservoir Hill, he was the son of Allan Eli Cohan, an attorney, and his wife, Mary.
He was a 1951 City College graduate who earned a degree at the Johns Hopkins University. He then received a degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
He served as a clerk to Chief Judge Hall Hammond of the Maryland Court of Appeals.
As a young attorney, Mr. Cohan was also a music and sports promoter who booked shows at the old Baltimore Civic Center....