Norman, E. Cohen

Norman, E. Cohen


COHEN: Norman, E. Cohen on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Hannah M. Cohen; loving father of David Elliot (Laureen Seeger) Cohen and Dan (Stacy Browdie) Cohen; brother of Barbara (Stewart) Brenner of Williamsville, N.Y.; treasured grandfather of Kara, Will and Lucas Cohen, Andrew, Maddie and Josh Cohen, and Angela and Grace Seeger. Born in Jamestown, N.Y. in 1928, Norm proudly served in the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II. He met the love of his life, Hannah Mintz, on a blind date and immediately proposed to her. They were happily married for 62 years. Norm started as a furniture salesman at Reliable Home Furnishings in Erie, Pa. He bought the business and started other furniture stores in Erie and Pittsburgh. He was a civic leader in Erie, where he was chairman of the Redevelopment Authority, the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. Norm was universally loved and regarded as a true gentleman by everyone he met. Services were held at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Interment Homewood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF), 501 Martindale Street, #670, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.

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