Gabriel Shane Cohen – Altmeyer Funeral Properties & Crematory
Gabriel Shane Cohen, 38, went to be along with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 16, 2023. Gabriel is survived by his spouse Hannah, son Gabriel Shane, II (13), daughters Eden Grace (10) and Olive Mae (9); his dad and mom Sammy and Dana, Brother Daniel (Melissa, Abigail, Josiah, Isaac, and Caleb); In-laws, George and Patty and Hannah’s siblings and their youngsters.
Gabriel (Gabe) was born on February 23, 1985, in Norfolk. He attended Norfolk Christian Colleges by way of highschool, graduating in 2003. He went on to attend George Mason College the place he graduated along with his BA in Authorities and Worldwide Politics with a minor in Authorized Research in 2007. He met his spouse Hannah in his third 12 months at George Mason and so they have been married on June 24, 2007, in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by household and pals in Virginia Seashore. They have been blessed with three lovely youngsters.
Gabriel was the infant of his household and was the happiest little one, full of massive smiles with cute dimples. He had an idyllic childhood surrounded by loving dad and mom, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and extra pals than anybody might think about. He was born with a pure expertise for sports activities and in his youth he targeted on baseball. Enjoying T-ball, Little, and Pony Leagues on the Lynnhaven Baseball fields, happening to play American Legion. Throughout his time at Norfolk Christian, he performed JV and Varsity Baseball (Captain), Varsity Basketball, and Varsity Volleyball, culminating within the award for Male Athlete of the Yr in 2003. Whereas at Norfolk Christian HS, Gabriel sang in Refrain and Windsong, participated in lots of golf equipment (Bio-Eco, Snow, Spanish, Surf, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and was elected to the coed council a number of instances and was very happy with the years he served as summer time athletic camp counselor for a program, Youngsters Into Enjoyable & Health (KIFF). Gabriel then carried his servant’s coronary heart, and his ardour for sharing the love of Jesus Christ, to George Mason, the place along with attending faculty, he joined Campus Campaign for Christ (CRU). It was right here that Gabriel made lifelong friendships, led worship and Bible research, and mentored and recommended new college students. He served on a missions journey to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and spent a summer time studying and spreading the gospel in San Diego.
After school, Gabriel started his seek for a profession, working within the Restaurant Trade for 7 years (Chili’s, Café Moka, Waterman’s) earlier than discovering his true calling in Advertising. He labored for Seventh Level in VA Seashore for nearly 3 years earlier than making one of many largest modifications of his life, shifting to Chicago in 2016, the place he really excelled in Advertising and Digital Media at Starcom, Mindshare, and eventually at Magnite. At 37 he grew to become Director of Company Improvement at Magnite, an enormous accomplishment for somebody his age, however a real testomony to his dedication and expertise.
Nonetheless, nobody would ever doubt Gabriel’s true ardour and supreme focus, his household. He was a faithful husband and father to his youngsters. He liked nothing greater than being of their presence. Gabe liked to prepare dinner for his household and included his youngsters within the course of. They bonded over making meals collectively and having fun with the outcomes. Gabriel discovered gardening from his grandfather and carried on the custom, even in Chicago, the place the climate could possibly be a problem for crops. His household made deep connections at their church and have been surrounded by many pals, who shared tenting journeys and plenty of particular occasions each hosted of their house and outdoors of their group. Gabriel’s household made frequent journeys to VA in summer time and winter, to spend time with fast household, in addition to, prolonged household of aunts, uncles, cousins, and pals. Gabriel’s servant’s coronary heart knew no bounds, however the unending love he had for his spouse, youngsters, and his complete household will likely be his perpetually legacy that can maintain us till we meet once more.
John 15:13, “Better love has nobody than this, that somebody lay down his life for his pals.”
Gabriel’s memorial service will likely be held on Saturday, November twenty fifth, at 11:00 am, with the household receiving company at 10:00 am, at Altmeyer Funeral Residence in Virginia Seashore (5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Seashore, VA 23462). A household graveside service will comply with at Colonial Grove Memorial Park. Adopted by a reception at 2:00 pm at Altmeyer.
Flowers could also be despatched on to the funeral house or donations could also be made in Gabriel’s honor to CRU at give.cru.org.