Service set for longtime casino executive Cohen

A service for Burton M. Cohen a longtime hotel and casino executive of Las Vegas, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at King David Memorial Chapel, 2697 E. Eldorado Lane. Burial will follow at the King David Memorial Cemetery.

Cohen was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and had been a Las Vegas resident since 1966. He managed the former Desert Inn on three separate occasions and also held management positions at the Flamingo, Caesars Palace, Thunderbird and the Dunes. In 1995, he was inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame.

He died Tuesday at age 90.

He is survived by wife, Linda of Las Vegas; son, Stephen Cohen (John McNett) of Arlington, Va.; former daughter-in-law, Lynne Cohen of Philadelphia, Pa.; two grandchildren, Jeremye Cohen of Philadelphia and Nysa Herz (Steven) of Philadelphia; and five great-grandchildren, Bella, Joshua, Lily, Maxim and Leo.

He was a member of Congregation Ner Tamid.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to any local no-kill animal shelter.


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