Ethel Sniderman Cohen

Ethel Sniderman Cohen


COHEN: Ethel Sniderman Cohen of Pittsburgh, on November 27, 2018, age 97. She was predeceased by her parents, Rebecca and Joseph Sniderman; her husband, Philip Cohen; beloved son, Wayne Cohen; and granddaughter, Rosa Bruggeman Cohen; and brothers and sisters, Milton Sniderman, Irene Sniderman and Helen Gisser. Ethel is survived by loving daughters, Wendy Cohen (Steven z’l) of Minnesota, Camille Miriam (Rudy) Fabian of Pittsburgh, Charlotte (Marcel) Cohen of Boston and son Charles (Domenica) Cohen of North Carolina. Ethel grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from Peabody High at 16, and worked as a secretary in Washington, D.C., during World War II. She then moved back to Pittsburgh, where she met and married Philip Cohen, a physicist. Her growing family lived in Butler, Pennsylvania, and then in Valparaiso, Indiana. Ethel and Phil returned to Pittsburgh in 1985, where she has welcomed her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of our last precious memories is of Ethel with one cheerful 6-month-old great-grandson on either side of her bed, turning her head from one side to the other to interact joyfully with the babies. Ethel spent her last few peaceful days surrounded by her loving family. Shiva will take place at the house of Camille and Rudy Fabian, 2334 Tilbury Ave., Pittsburgh, starting the evening of November 28, 2018. Arrangements entrusted to the Gesher HaChaim Jewish Burial Society. Funeral services were private.

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